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Title:

Miniature from the Missal of Cardinal Antoniotto Pallavicini

Maker(s) &
Production:

, production, Italy, Rome

Collection:

Charles Brinsley Marlay

Category:

illuminated manuscript

Name(s):

cutting (manuscript); sub-category
missal; type of text

Date:

circa 1492

Period:

late 15th century

Description:

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, pasted on cardboard, 245 x 155 mm.

DECORATION: Framed miniature of the Crucifixion including the Virgin accompanied by three women, St Mary Magdalene at the foot of the Cross, which carries label Y.N.R.I., St John with two companions, angels collecting Christ’s blood in golden chalices, and the patron, Cardinal Antoniotto Pallavicini, kneeling in prayer.

Technique:

illumination; whole

Material(s):

parchment; support
gold; medium

Dimension(s):

height
width

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1912; Marlay, Charles Brinsley

Provenance:

Abate Luigi Celotti (c.1768-c.1846); his sale, Christie’s, London, 26 May 1825, part of lots 41-50 (Marlay cutting Z 1 was part of lot 50); William Young Ottley (1771-1836); his sale, Sotheby’s, London, 11 May 1838, part of lots 204-206; purchased by Samuel Rogers (1763-1855); his sale, Christie’s, London, 28 April 1856, lot 1006

Associated
Person(s):

Marlay, Charles Brinsley; previous owner
Rogers, Samuel; previous owner
Ottley, William Young; previous owner
Celotti, Abate Luigi; previous owner

Exhibition(s):

Documentation:

Wormald, F. and Giles, P. M.. 1982. A descriptive catalogue of the additional illuminated manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.):
pp. 121-22; 147

Tanis, J. R.. 2001. Leaves of Gold : Manuscript Illumination from Philadelphia Collections.Philadelphia (Lydia): p. 194

Morgan, Nigel. Panayotova, Stella. Reynolds, Suzanne. 2011. A Catalogue of Western Book Illumination in the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Cambridge Colleges. Part Two. Vols. 1-2: Italy and the Iberian Peninsula.London: Harvey Miller Publishers
cat. no. 300

Accession:

Object Number: Marlay cutting Z. 1
(Manuscripts and Printed Books)
(record id: 176694; input: 2010-06-03; modified: 2017-04-05)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/176694





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