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The Raising of Lazarus, miniature from an illuminated Book of Hours, on vellum [Southern Netherlands (Bruges), c.1480-90]
a cutting, 98mm. by 68mm., with a miniature of the Raising of Lazarus (opening the Office of the Dead) by the Master of Edward IV, with Christ blessing and Lazarus rising up from his tomb, here as a naked man dressed in a white shroud, his sister Martha kneeling next to him, before a crowd of onlookers, some coming out from a church, recto blank, trimmed to the edges, slightly smudged along the left edge, else in good condition, carved gilt frame
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Provenance

Robert Lehman (1892-1969), of the Lehman brothers banking dynasty; his MS.39, not listed by de Ricci, Census, II, pp.1702-18 and so perhaps acquired after 1937; formerly on deposit at the Metropolitan Museum, New York.

Catalogue Note

illumination

This delicately painted miniature is a hitherto unrecorded work by the Master of Edward IV (see Brinkman, Flämische Buchmalerei, 1997, p.397). It is of surprisingly small size and perhaps once belonged to the Book of Hours sold in our rooms, 5 December 1989, lot 122 (wanting all but two of its full-page miniatures). The artist was named after two volumes of a Bible historiale made for King Edward IV of England (London, British Library, Royal 18 D IX-X). He collaborated with various Bruges artists and was active from c.1470 until c.1500.

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