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Miniature with saints


Master of the Lübeck Bible and associates; artist
; production
; production


Charles Brinsley Marlay


illuminated manuscript


cutting; sub-category
other; type of text


circa 1500 circa 1510


early 16th Century


PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 232 x 122 mm, reverse side blank.

DECORATION: Full-page miniature of saints with the Spanish forms of their names inscribed in the upper and lower margins: Four female penitent saints within landscapes framed by branches that extend from the strewn-flower border: St Mary Magdalene inscribed S. MARIA MADALENA with ointment jar, St Mary of Egypt inscribed S. MARIA EGICIACA with three loaves, St Theodora of Alexandria inscribed S. THEODORA, St Thais of Egypt inscribed S. TAIS with fire in which she burnt her jewels behind her.

Place (legacy):

Flanders, production, region
Bruges, place
Ghent, place


illumination; whole


parchment; support
gold; medium


height, page, 232, mm
width, page, 122, mm


bequeathed; 1912;


probably part of the collections of Abatte Luigi Celotti (c.1768 – c.1846) and/or Samuel Rogers (1763 – 1855); cuttings from unidentified English sale catalogue with lot numbers 39 – 42 pasted on old mounts; Thomas Miller Whitehead (his initials and comments on old mounts); Charles Brinsley Marlay (1831 – 1912); his bequest, 1912.


Marlay, Charles Brinsley; previous owner
Whitehead, Thomas Miller
Rogers, Samuel; previous owner
Celotti, Abate Luigi; previous owner



Burlington Fine Arts Club. 1908. Exhibition of Illuminated Manuscripts.
cat. no. 201 – 203

Wormald, Francis. Giles, Phyllis M.. 1982. A Descriptive Catalogue of the Additional Manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam Musuem Acquired between 1895-1979 (excluding the McClean Collection).England: Cambridge University Pressp. 144 – 46

Winkler, F.. 1925. Die flämische Buchmalerei des XV. und XVI. Jahrhunderts: Künstler und Werke von den Brüdern van Eyck bis zu Simon Bening.Leipzig:
pp. 159, 181

Arnould, A.. Massing, Jean Michel. 1993. The Splendours of Flanders.Cambridge (Cambs.):
cat. no. 27

Burlington Fine Arts Club. 1886. Catalogue of a Series of Illuminations from Mss. Principally of the Italian and French Schools.London:
cat. nos. 39 - 42

Kren, T.. McKendrick, J.. 2003. Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe.Los Angeles:
cat. no. 113

Morgan, Nigel. Panayotova, Stella. 2009. A Catalogue of Western Book Illumination in the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Cambridge Colleges. Part One. Vol. 1: The Frankish Kingdoms, Northern Netherlands, Germany, Bohemia, Hungary, Austria; Vol. II: The Meuse Region, Southern Netherlands.London: Harvey Miller/Brepols
cat. no. 244

Brinkmann, B.. 1987-88. Neues vom Meister der Lübecker Bibel.Berlin:
Source Title: Jahrbuch der Berliner Museen 29-30 (1987-88) : 123-161

Brinkmann, B.. 1992. Fitzwilliam 1058-1975 and the “Capriccio” in Flemish Book Illustration.Cambridge (Cambs.):
Source Title: Fifteenth-Century Flemish Manuscripts in Cambridge Collections, Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society 10 (1992) : 203 -214

Scailliérez, C.. 1992. Entre enluminure et peinture: Á propos d'un paysage avec St Jerome Penitent de l'école Ganto-Brugeoise récemment acquis par le Louvre.
Source Title: La Revue du Louvre et de Musées de France 42 (1992) : 16-31


Object Number: Marlay cutting Sp. 4
(Manuscripts and Printed Books)
(record id: 170680; input: 2010-01-29; modified: 2017-04-03)


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