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音樂藝術、中世紀與文藝復興時期手稿及歐陸古籍

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The author presenting his work to Pope Gregory IX
MINIATURE FROM AN INCUNABLE GLOSSED DECRETALS OF GREGORY IX, IN LATIN [FRANCE (PARIS?), LATE 15TH CENTURY (NOT BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1491)]
c.65x130mm (miniature) on a folded cutting c.145x140mm, paper, the miniature depicting Gregory enthroned, dressed in papal garments and triple tiara, holding a staff topped with a patriarchal cross, attended by three cardinals, being presented with a book by a kneeling cleric, presumably the 15th-century glossator, Hieronymus Clarius, lawyer of Brescia, above two columns of text printed in red and black with an 8-line illuminated initial; some worm-holes, otherwise in very good condition; framed and glazed
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Provenance
(1) The printing of the Venetian incunable from which this cutting comes was finished by Baptista de Tortis on 20 September 1491 (ISTC ig00467000); it was doubtless exported to France and illuminated there within a few years. (2) The frame has a label recording its purchase ‘en 1950 chez Marius Mutelet, bouquiniste à Metz (200 frs)’, and a Metz framer’s label.

This is a closely datable secular image, and an interesting witness both to the trade in printed books from Venice to France, and to the cultural transition from manuscript to print.

音樂藝術、中世紀與文藝復興時期手稿及歐陸古籍

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