Miniature - Prayer Book French c 1550

Catalog Number 6703
 
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Country of Origin:

French

City of Origin:

Unknown

Age:

Circa 1575

Workshop:

Could be Master of Francois de Rohan

Langauge:

Latin

Script:

Gothic

Use Of:

Unknown

Size of Written Space:

130 x 95 mm. approximately (5.12 x 3.74 in.)

Size of Leaf:

207x143 mm. approximately (8.15 x 5.63 in.)

Condition:

just under fine [F-] due to some minor flaking.

Description:

This is a leaf from a Prayer book and Benedictional for the use of Cistercian Nuns, in Latin, France second quarter of the 16th century 207x143 mm. approximately (8.15 x 5.63 in.) There are eighteen lines in black ink of angular Gothic script within a written area of 130 x 95 mm. approximately (5.12 x 3.74 in.) from the section of Office for the Profession of Cistercian novices and benedictions. Provenance: Cistercian House presumably a nunnery since the opening, and only illustrated, office for the profession of female novices, who promise to live secundum regulam sancti Benediciti. The Illumination within this Prayer Book shows considerable similarities with those of the Master of Francois de Rohan, active in Paris from c.1525-1546. Verso: eighteen lines in black ink of angular Gothic script with capitals in liquid gold alternating on blue and green grounds and rubrics in red. Condition of this leaf is just under fine [F-] due to some minor flaking. This is a very rare leaf.

 

Price:
$5,500.00
SKU:
6703
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