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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):

Catalogue of a Series of Illuminations from Manuscripts principally of the Italian and French Schools. 1886 - 1886
Organiser: Burlington Fine Arts Club, London, Britain
Venue: London, London
Catalogue number: 11

Splendours of Italian Illumination: Romanesque - Gothic - Renaissance. 1989 - 1990
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.), UK
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Notes: Unpublished handlist of an exhibition held in the Adeane gallery, October 1989 - February 1990
Catalogue number: 97

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

Accession:

Object Number: Marlay cutting Z. 1
(Manuscripts and Printed Books)
(record id: 176694; input: 2010-06-03; modified: 2017-01-20)

Permanent
Identifier:

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





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