Important Medieval Manuscripts From the Collection of the Late Ernst Boehlen

Important Medieval Manuscripts From the Collection of the Late Ernst Boehlen

Important Medieval Manuscripts From the Collection of the Late Ernst Boehlen

Overview
LUXEUIL SCRIPT: a leaf from the book of Isaiah, from ‘The Luxeuil Prophets’, in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum. [France (Burgundy, probably Luxeuil Abbey), early 8th century (c. 720–30?)]

1 LUXEUIL SCRIPT: a leaf from the book of Isaiah, from ‘The Luxeuil Prophets’, in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum. [France (Burgundy, probably Luxeuil Abbey), early 8th century (c. 720–30?)]

SACRAMENTARY OF ST BONIFACE: a fragmentary bifolium with months of July to October from its calendar, in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum [England (Northumbria), 1st half of the 8th century]

2 SACRAMENTARY OF ST BONIFACE: a fragmentary bifolium with months of July to October from its calendar, in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum [England (Northumbria), 1st half of the 8th century]

CAROLINGIAN MEDICINE: a fragmentary bifolium, in Latin, manuscript on vellum [Northern France or Southern Netherlands, late 9th century]

3 CAROLINGIAN MEDICINE: a fragmentary bifolium, in Latin, manuscript on vellum [Northern France or Southern Netherlands, late 9th century]

SACRAMENTARY: six fragmentary leaves, in Latin, manuscript on vellum. [Northern Italy, 9th century (2nd half)]

4 SACRAMENTARY: six fragmentary leaves, in Latin, manuscript on vellum. [Northern Italy, 9th century (2nd half)]

CAROLINGIAN SACRAMENTARY: two fragmentary leaves, in Latin, manuscript on vellum [France (Auxerre?), 9th century (middle decades)]

5 CAROLINGIAN SACRAMENTARY: two fragmentary leaves, in Latin, manuscript on vellum [France (Auxerre?), 9th century (middle decades)]

QUR’AN LEAF: A Qur’an leaf in Kufic script on vellum, North Africa or Near East, 9th century

6 QUR’AN LEAF: A Qur’an leaf in Kufic script on vellum, North Africa or Near East, 9th century

QUR'AN LEAF: a Qur’an leaf in Kufic script on vellum, [North Africa or Near East, 9th century]

7 QUR'AN LEAF: a Qur’an leaf in Kufic script on vellum, [North Africa or Near East, 9th century]

QUR’AN LEAVES: three Qur’an leaves in Kufic script on vellum, [North Africa or Near East, 9th-10th century]

8 QUR’AN LEAVES: three Qur’an leaves in Kufic script on vellum, [North Africa or Near East, 9th-10th century]

THE ASCENSION OF CHRIST: a large historiated initial on a fragment of a Gospel Lectionary, in Latin, manuscript on vellum [France, 10th or early 11th century]

9 THE ASCENSION OF CHRIST: a large historiated initial on a fragment of a Gospel Lectionary, in Latin, manuscript on vellum [France, 10th or early 11th century]

HOMILIARY: a complete bifolium in exceptionally good condition, in Latin, manuscript on vellum [Austria (Salzburg diocese?), 10th century]

10 HOMILIARY: a complete bifolium in exceptionally good condition, in Latin, manuscript on vellum [Austria (Salzburg diocese?), 10th century]

NOTED BREVIARY: a fragment of a leaf, in Latin, manuscript on vellum [Germany (Cologne?), 10th century]

11 NOTED BREVIARY: a fragment of a leaf, in Latin, manuscript on vellum [Germany (Cologne?), 10th century]

ISIDORE OF SEVILLE, SENTENTIAE: a bifolium in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum. [Italy, 10th century (2nd half)]

12 ISIDORE OF SEVILLE, SENTENTIAE: a bifolium in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum. [Italy, 10th century (2nd half)]

A FINE ROMANESQUE ILLUMINATED INITIAL, cut from Jerome, Praefatio in evangelio, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Germany (Rhineland), 12th century (3rd quarter)]

13 A FINE ROMANESQUE ILLUMINATED INITIAL, cut from Jerome, Praefatio in evangelio, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Germany (Rhineland), 12th century (3rd quarter)]

THE ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM: a miniature on a fragment of a noted Choir Breviary, in Latin, illustrated manuscript on vellum [Spain, 12th century (late)]

14 THE ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM: a miniature on a fragment of a noted Choir Breviary, in Latin, illustrated manuscript on vellum [Spain, 12th century (late)]

ST GALL NEUMES for the feasts of the Dedication of a Church and St Cecilia: two substantially complete leaves from a noted Breviary, in Latin, manuscript on vellum. [Germany, late 11th or early 12th century]

15 ST GALL NEUMES for the feasts of the Dedication of a Church and St Cecilia: two substantially complete leaves from a noted Breviary, in Latin, manuscript on vellum. [Germany, late 11th or early 12th century]

GLOSSED BOOK OF GENESIS, in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum. [France, 12th century (middle); the pastedowns: France (Tours?), early 9th century]

16 GLOSSED BOOK OF GENESIS, in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum. [France, 12th century (middle); the pastedowns: France (Tours?), early 9th century]

ISIDORE OF SEVILLE, ETYMOLOGIAE, a large leaf, in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum. [Germany, 12th century (middle)]

17 ISIDORE OF SEVILLE, ETYMOLOGIAE, a large leaf, in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum. [Germany, 12th century (middle)]

SIX MINIATURES cut from a copy of Gratian’s Decretum, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [Italy (Bologna), late 13th century]

18 SIX MINIATURES cut from a copy of Gratian’s Decretum, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [Italy (Bologna), late 13th century]

SIX MINIATURES cut from a copy of Gratian’s Decretum, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [Italy (Bologna), late 13th century]

19 SIX MINIATURES cut from a copy of Gratian’s Decretum, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [Italy (Bologna), late 13th century]

‘BARI’ TYPE BENEVENTAN SCRIPT AND DECORATION: two fragments probably from a Homilary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum. [Southern Italy or Dalmatia, 11th or early 12th century]

20 ‘BARI’ TYPE BENEVENTAN SCRIPT AND DECORATION: two fragments probably from a Homilary, in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum. [Southern Italy or Dalmatia, 11th or early 12th century]

THE VAL-DES-CHOUX ANTIPHONARY, Winter part, in Latin, richly decorated manuscript on vellum. [France (Burgundy), 12th century (2nd half)]

21 THE VAL-DES-CHOUX ANTIPHONARY, Winter part, in Latin, richly decorated manuscript on vellum. [France (Burgundy), 12th century (2nd half)]

BIBLE, ILLUMINATED BY THE SARUM MASTER, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [England (Salisbury), mid 13th century]

22 BIBLE, ILLUMINATED BY THE SARUM MASTER, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [England (Salisbury), mid 13th century]

THREE HISTORIATED INITIALS ON A LEAF FROM THE PSALTER OF JOAN OF NAVARRE, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [France (Paris), 13th century (c. 1220–25)]

23 THREE HISTORIATED INITIALS ON A LEAF FROM THE PSALTER OF JOAN OF NAVARRE, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [France (Paris), 13th century (c. 1220–25)]

FIFTEEN LARGE MEDICAL-ANATOMICAL DRAWINGS, on a bifolium from the Codex Roncioni, in Latin, illustrated manuscript on vellum. [Italy (southern, perhaps Salerno?), 13th century (2nd quarter)]

24 FIFTEEN LARGE MEDICAL-ANATOMICAL DRAWINGS, on a bifolium from the Codex Roncioni, in Latin, illustrated manuscript on vellum. [Italy (southern, perhaps Salerno?), 13th century (2nd quarter)]

A LARGE ILLUMINATED INITIAL on a leaf from a luxury Psalter, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [France (Paris?), 13th century (c. 1270s)]

25 A LARGE ILLUMINATED INITIAL on a leaf from a luxury Psalter, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [France (Paris?), 13th century (c. 1270s)]

THE NATIVITY and THE FLIGHT INTO EGYPT: two historiated initials on two leaves from a Noted Choir Psalter in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum. [Germany, late 13th century]

26 THE NATIVITY and THE FLIGHT INTO EGYPT: two historiated initials on two leaves from a Noted Choir Psalter in Latin, decorated manuscript on vellum. [Germany, late 13th century]

CHRIST PRESENTS THE MISSION TO ST PETER in a historiated initial cut from an illuminated Dominican(?) Antiphonary(?), in Latin, manuscript on vellum. [Germany (Cologne), 14th century (2nd? quarter)]

27 CHRIST PRESENTS THE MISSION TO ST PETER in a historiated initial cut from an illuminated Dominican(?) Antiphonary(?), in Latin, manuscript on vellum. [Germany (Cologne), 14th century (2nd? quarter)]

THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST in a historiated initial, with the Harrowing of Hell and the Noli Me Tangere in the bas-de-page, on a leaf from a Missal, in Latin, on vellum. [France (probably Paris), 14th century (c. 1320s)]

28 THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST in a historiated initial, with the Harrowing of Hell and the Noli Me Tangere in the bas-de-page, on a leaf from a Missal, in Latin, on vellum. [France (probably Paris), 14th century (c. 1320s)]

THE BATTLE OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND KING PORUS IN INDIA: a miniature on a leaf of Roger of Lille’s (fl. 1208–13) Histoire ancienne jusqu’à César, IN FRENCH, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Northern France or Southern Netherlands?, 14th century (early)]

29 THE BATTLE OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND KING PORUS IN INDIA: a miniature on a leaf of Roger of Lille’s (fl. 1208–13) Histoire ancienne jusqu’à César, IN FRENCH, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Northern France or Southern Netherlands?, 14th century (early)]

PORTRAITS OF KINGS OF FRANCE on a leaf from Bernard Gui (d. 1331), Arbor genealogiae regum francorum, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [Southern France (Toulouse?), 14th century (c. 1320s)]

30 PORTRAITS OF KINGS OF FRANCE on a leaf from Bernard Gui (d. 1331), Arbor genealogiae regum francorum, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [Southern France (Toulouse?), 14th century (c. 1320s)]

A FUNERAL SERVICE, THE NATIVITY, and THE VIRGIN AND CHILD, three historiated initials on three leaves from an early Book of Hours, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Northern France (Picardy, Noyon?), 14th century (c. 1370s)]

31 A FUNERAL SERVICE, THE NATIVITY, and THE VIRGIN AND CHILD, three historiated initials on three leaves from an early Book of Hours, in Latin and French, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Northern France (Picardy, Noyon?), 14th century (c. 1370s)]

FULL-PAGE MINIATURE WITH FOUR SCENES FROM THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES, from a Psalter, illuminated manuscript on vellum [France (Paris), 14th century (2nd quarter, c. 1340)]

32 FULL-PAGE MINIATURE WITH FOUR SCENES FROM THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES, from a Psalter, illuminated manuscript on vellum [France (Paris), 14th century (2nd quarter, c. 1340)]

VERY LARGE ILLUMINATED INITIAL on a leaf from an Antiphonary, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [Italy (Central?), 15th century (first half)]

33 VERY LARGE ILLUMINATED INITIAL on a leaf from an Antiphonary, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [Italy (Central?), 15th century (first half)]

THE VISION OF EZEKIEL, PAINTED BY THE ALMAGEST MASTER: a historiated initial on an imperfect leaf from a Bible, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [France (Paris), 13th century (c. 1220s)]

34 THE VISION OF EZEKIEL, PAINTED BY THE ALMAGEST MASTER: a historiated initial on an imperfect leaf from a Bible, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [France (Paris), 13th century (c. 1220s)]

ST PAUL(?) and KING SOLOMON: two historiated initials on a leaf from the Villeneuve-les-Avignon Bible, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [France (probably Paris), 13th century (2nd half)]

35 ST PAUL(?) and KING SOLOMON: two historiated initials on a leaf from the Villeneuve-les-Avignon Bible, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [France (probably Paris), 13th century (2nd half)]

ST AGNES AND HER LAMB: a historiated initial on a large leaf from an Antiphonary, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [Germany or Switzerland (Upper Rhine or Lake Constance), early 14th century]

36 ST AGNES AND HER LAMB: a historiated initial on a large leaf from an Antiphonary, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [Germany or Switzerland (Upper Rhine or Lake Constance), early 14th century]

THE DORMITION and THE ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN MARY: two miniatures on a leaf from a Book of Hours, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [Italy (Veneto, Verona?), 14th century (2nd quarter)]

37 THE DORMITION and THE ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN MARY: two miniatures on a leaf from a Book of Hours, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [Italy (Veneto, Verona?), 14th century (2nd quarter)]

THREE LARGE ILLUMINATED INITIALS AND BORDERS on a leaf from a Gospel Lectionary, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [Bohemia(?), 15th century (first half)]

38 THREE LARGE ILLUMINATED INITIALS AND BORDERS on a leaf from a Gospel Lectionary, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [Bohemia(?), 15th century (first half)]

A HALF-LENGTH APOSTLE, attributed to Nikolaus Kuthner, a historiated initial on a leaf from a Breviary, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Bohemia (probably Prague), late 14th or early 15th century (c. 1400)]

39 A HALF-LENGTH APOSTLE, attributed to Nikolaus Kuthner, a historiated initial on a leaf from a Breviary, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Bohemia (probably Prague), late 14th or early 15th century (c. 1400)]

THE EXECUTION OF DEMETRIUS NICATOR, KING OF SYRIA, a miniature cut from a copy of Laurent de Premierfait, Des cas des nobles hommes et femmes malheureux, in French (a translation of Boccaccio’s De casibus virorum illustrium), illuminated manuscript on vellum. [France (Troyes?), 15th century (c. 1470)]

40 THE EXECUTION OF DEMETRIUS NICATOR, KING OF SYRIA, a miniature cut from a copy of Laurent de Premierfait, Des cas des nobles hommes et femmes malheureux, in French (a translation of Boccaccio’s De casibus virorum illustrium), illuminated manuscript on vellum. [France (Troyes?), 15th century (c. 1470)]

AN ASSAULT ON THE CHASTEL DE SAINT FORGET IN 1384–85, a miniature cut from a Chronicle of the Hundred Years’ War, in French, illuminated manuscript on paper. [Southern Netherlands (Bruges), late 15th century (c. 1480s)]

41 AN ASSAULT ON THE CHASTEL DE SAINT FORGET IN 1384–85, a miniature cut from a Chronicle of the Hundred Years’ War, in French, illuminated manuscript on paper. [Southern Netherlands (Bruges), late 15th century (c. 1480s)]

THE MEETING AT THE GOLDEN GATE and JOB ON THE DUNG HEAP, two full-page miniatures attributed to Jean Colombe, on two leaves from a Book of Hours, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [France (Bourges?), 15th century (c. 1470)]

42 THE MEETING AT THE GOLDEN GATE and JOB ON THE DUNG HEAP, two full-page miniatures attributed to Jean Colombe, on two leaves from a Book of Hours, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [France (Bourges?), 15th century (c. 1470)]

THE FINDING OF MOSES, AND THE PRESENTATION OF MOSES TO PHARAOH, Illuminated by The Master of the Geneva Boccaccio, cut from a copy of Vincent of Beauvais (d. 1264), Speculum historiale, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [France (Loire Valley, Nantes or Angers), 15th century (c. 1460s)]

43 THE FINDING OF MOSES, AND THE PRESENTATION OF MOSES TO PHARAOH, Illuminated by The Master of the Geneva Boccaccio, cut from a copy of Vincent of Beauvais (d. 1264), Speculum historiale, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [France (Loire Valley, Nantes or Angers), 15th century (c. 1460s)]

THE VISION OF KING ASTYAGES, illuminated by The Master of the Geneva Boccaccio, cut from a copy of Vincent of Beauvais (d. 1264), Speculum historiale, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [France (Loire Valley, Nantes or Angers), 15th century (c. 1460s)]

44 THE VISION OF KING ASTYAGES, illuminated by The Master of the Geneva Boccaccio, cut from a copy of Vincent of Beauvais (d. 1264), Speculum historiale, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [France (Loire Valley, Nantes or Angers), 15th century (c. 1460s)]

CICERO DISPUTING OVER THE DEFINITION OF GOD, illuminated by The Master of the Geneva Boccaccio, cut from a copy of Vincent of Beauvais (d. 1264), Speculum historiale, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [France (Loire Valley, Nantes or Angers), 15th century (c. 1460s)]

45 CICERO DISPUTING OVER THE DEFINITION OF GOD, illuminated by The Master of the Geneva Boccaccio, cut from a copy of Vincent of Beauvais (d. 1264), Speculum historiale, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [France (Loire Valley, Nantes or Angers), 15th century (c. 1460s)]

THE EMPEROR SEVERUS CARRYING OUT THE FIFTH PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS, illuminated by The Master of the Geneva Boccaccio, cut from a copy of Vincent of Beauvais (d. 1264), Speculum historiale, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [France (Loire Valley, Nantes or Angers), 15th century (c. 1460s)]

46 THE EMPEROR SEVERUS CARRYING OUT THE FIFTH PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS, illuminated by The Master of the Geneva Boccaccio, cut from a copy of Vincent of Beauvais (d. 1264), Speculum historiale, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [France (Loire Valley, Nantes or Angers), 15th century (c. 1460s)]

KING ANEMUR OF INDIA GIVING ORDERS FOR THE KILLING OF CHRISTIAN MONKS, iIlluminated by The Master of the Geneva Boccaccio, cut from a copy of Vincent of Beauvais (d. 1264), Speculum historiale, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [France (Loire Valley, Nantes or Angers), 15th century (c. 1460s)]

47 KING ANEMUR OF INDIA GIVING ORDERS FOR THE KILLING OF CHRISTIAN MONKS, iIlluminated by The Master of the Geneva Boccaccio, cut from a copy of Vincent of Beauvais (d. 1264), Speculum historiale, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [France (Loire Valley, Nantes or Angers), 15th century (c. 1460s)]

TWO ILLUMINATED BORDERS incorporating a design by the Master of the Playing Cards, cut from a choirbook, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [Austria (Danube Valley), late 15th century (c. 1480s)]

48 TWO ILLUMINATED BORDERS incorporating a design by the Master of the Playing Cards, cut from a choirbook, illuminated manuscript on vellum. [Austria (Danube Valley), late 15th century (c. 1480s)]