Lot 8
  • 8

All Saints, historiated initial from a Choirbook, in Latin [Italy (Verona), c.1510-20]

3,000 - 5,000 GBP
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  • ink and pigment on vellum
cutting, c.80x75mm, vellum, historiated initial ‘C’ by GIROLAMO DAI LIBRI, gold leaf slightly rubbed, cut to shape, laid down on blue velvet, framed

Catalogue Note

Sold in our rooms, 2 December 1986, lot 21, to the present owner.

This illumination was published as the work of Girolamo dai Libri (1474/75–1555) by Gino Castiglioni in 2007 (‘"Duy quadreti di devotione" e qualche altra novità per Girolamo dai Libri’, Verona Illustrata, 20, 2007, pp.39–53, the present cutting pp. 48–9, ill. as no.39). The body of works attributed to this artist includes manuscripts and panel paintings but most of his manuscript commissions survive only as individual cuttings removed from choirbooks.