This is a fine and notably early example of Italian illumination. Some of the artist’s techniques, such as the use of white lines over blue-grey to depict hair are inherited from the dominant Bolognese style of the period (cf. Italian Illuminated MSS. in the Getty Museum, 2005, p.8), and his long-faced figures share much with the Bolognese-trained artist, Jacobello da Salerno (fl. end of thirteenth century in southern Italy: Nordenfalk, Bokmålningar, 1979, no.18, figs.104-07, pl.IX, and figs.220-21, and Die Handschriften der Sammlung Ludwig, 1979, I, no.VI.1, pp.262-65). However, his bright and bold palette with deep burgundy sets this miniature quite apart.
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