9

Details & Cataloguing

Western Manuscripts and Miniatures

|
London

Two leaves from a Lectionary, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Austria, or perhaps southern Germany, first half of fifteenth century]

2 leaves, each 353mm. by 250mm., 31 lines in 2 sizes of hybrida in black ink, readings for feasts of SS. Matthew, Thomas, Blasius and the Virgin, rubrics in red, simple initials in blue or terracotta red, four 3-line initials in green, blue and cream on burnished gold grounds (one with liquid gold penwork infill, the others historiated: Virgin and Child, SS. Thomas, and Blasius), two with pouncing, terminating in long scrolling foliage sprays extending into 2 or 3 borders and enclosing realistic flowerbuds, golden fruit and 3 realistic birds, folio numbers in red at top of leaves ('XXXVII' and 'XLIX'), slight discolouration at edges, else excellent condition, framed


Read Condition Report Read Condition Report

Provenance

From the collection of Francis D. Smythe (1872-1968), canon of Chichester Cathedral and archdeacon of Lewes.

Western Manuscripts and Miniatures

|
London