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Title:

Historiated initial from an Antiphoner

Maker(s):

Master of the Brussels Initials; artist; French illuminator, act. ca.1400
; production

Collection:

Frank McClean

Category:

illuminated manuscript

Name(s):

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

Date:

circa 1410 circa 1420

Period:

fifteenth century, first quarter

Description:

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 128 x 122 mm, two fragmentary four-line musical staves ruled in red ink and two fragmentary lines of text ruled in plummet on reverse.

CONTENTS: On reverse, part of the second antiphon at Matins for the feast of St Andrew (30 Nov.), Venite post [me dicit Dominus fa]ciam vos fieri [pescatores hominum]; the initial introduced the responsory to the first lesson of Matins, Cum perambularet Dominus Iesus.

DECORATION: Historiated initial in pink acanthus on gold ground: [C, 2 ll.] St Andrew holding a cross and a book.

ORNAMENTATION: Blue penwork initial [V, 1 l.] with red pen-flourished infill and frame on reverse.

Production
Place (legacy):

Italy, production, region
Emilia-Romagna, region
Bologna, place

Technique(s):

illumination; whole
penwork

Material(s):

parchment; support
gold; medium

Dimension(s):

height
width

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1904; McClean, Frank

Associated
Person:

McClean, Frank; previous owner

Documentation:

James, Montague Rhodes, Dr. 1912. A descriptive catalogue of the McClean Collection of Manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Press
p. 366 (listed under 13. f. 25 to 27b).

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. 188

Accession:

Object Number: MS McClean 201.13g
(Manuscripts and Printed Books)
(record id: 181435; input: 2011-03-06; modified: 2017-04-06)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/181435