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¶ Uomini famosi (c. 1440) [MS]

October 17, 2017

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Uomini famosi (fragment).

Illuminated manuscript. Provence, c. 1440. Two detached leaves with nine colored drawings by Barthélemy d’Eyck.

Other leaves from the same manuscript are scattered about in various institutions.

Provence: Morris. — Charles Fairfax Murray (acquired in an exchange with Morris, 1896). — Murray sale, Sotheby, 18 June 1919, lot 50 (purchased by Sydney Cockerell). — Sydney Cockerell. — H. P. Kraus (acquired in 1956). — Sotheby, 2 July 1958, lots 19–20. — (Since Sotheby divided the two leaves into separate lots, thereafter they have separate histories.)

Lot 19: Private collection, Netherlands.

Lot 20: A. Scharf. — Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (RP-T-1959-16) [purchased in 1958 by the Jubileumfonds (Jubilee Fund) and presented to the museum].

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¶ St. Ambrose — Various works (c. 1440) [MS]

September 27, 2017

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Ambrose [Ambrosius], Saint. [Various works.]

Illuminated manuscript. Italy, c. 1440. 86 leaves.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 118 (sold to Tregaskis for £6 15s.). — L. Rosenthal, 1910, catalogue 120, no. 10 (£100). — L. Rosenthal, 1910, catalogue 135–1, no. 75 (£100). — Unlocated.

Reference: Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_9118).


Sotheby 1898:

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¶ Steinfeld missal (c. 1180) [MS]

September 18, 2017

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Steinfeld missal.

Illuminated manuscript. North Germany, c. 1180 (with some leaves added c. 1440). 144 leaves.

Provenance: Steinfeld Abbey (formerly St. Mary Abbey Premonstratensian), Steinfeld, Germany. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1070 (sold to Quaritch for £95). — Charles Fairfax Murray. — C. W. Dyson Perrins. — Perrins sale, Sotheby, 1 December 1959, part 2, lot 57 (sold for £25,200). — Peter Ludwig. — Getty Museum (MS. Ludwig V4) [acquired 1983].

Reference: Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_1958).

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