Lot 10
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KING DAVID IN PENITENCE, FULL-PAGE MINIATURE BY THE MASTER OF THE HOUGHTON MINIATURES [GHENT, C.1480]

Estimate
50,000 - 70,000 GBP
Sold
112,500 GBP
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Description

  • [Flanders (Ghent), 15th century (c.1480)]
single miniature, c.125x78mm, vellum, trimmed to the edge of the painted frame, laid down on thick card (138x90mm); David occupies the foreground with a canal and late-medieval buildings behind, kneeling on a grassy terrace with his harp, crown, and sceptre laid on the ground, his hands clasped together, looking up at God in heaven who holds an orb in his left hand and three arrows in his right; David’s red cloak faded, pairs of tiny punctures in the gold framing line at top and bottom, overall in extremely fine condition
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