拍品 3
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APOSTLE, HISTORIATED INITIAL ON A SINGLE LEAF FROM A BREVIARY, IN LATIN [PERHAPS BOHEMIA, C.1400]

估價
3,000 - 4,000 GBP
已售出
3,750 GBP
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描述

  • ink on parchment
single leaf, c.315x220mm, vellum, with a historiated initial 'V' opening 'Veni sancte spiritus...', an invocation of the Holy Ghost, 2 columns of 38 lines, flourished initials, folio number in brown ink in the upper corner on recto '113', slight rubbing to gold, vellum slightly darkened towards edges, framed

拍品資料及來源

From a private collection, United States.

The present leaf can be added to the corpus of works attributed to NIKOLAUS KUTHNER as suggested by Maria Theisen (see U. Jenni and M. Theisen, Mitteleuropäische Schulen IV: die Hofwerkstätten König Wenzels IV. (ca. 1380-1400). Verzeichnis der illuminierten Handschriften und Inkunabeln der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, 2014). Kuthner participated in the illumination of the multi-volume Wenceslas Bible, a deluxe manuscript commissioned by King Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia (1378-1419) and made in Prague in the 1390s. 

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