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St John the Evangelist, historiated initial on a leaf from a Book of Hours, in Dutch [Northern Netherlands (Utrecht), c.1430-50]
single leaf, c.123x87mm, vellum, 15 lines, c.58x42mm, the recto with a historiated initial 'U' and three-sided borders incorporating a dragon, for the beginning of Prime in the Hours of the Cross, with old pencil foliation '95'(?)
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Catalogue Note

The historiated initial is the work of one of the MASTERS OF OTTO VAN MOERDRECHT, and the leaf comes from a sister manuscript of The Hague, KB, 135 J 50, as Anne Korteweg kindly informs us; both have the same flower in the upper and lower borders, and angels and strange drolleries in the side borders, and are probably by the same artist.

From the same manuscript as the following lots.

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