Auction 92, Lot 439

"[Illuminated Leaf]", Anon.

Subject: Medieval Manuscripts

Period: 1500 (circa)

Publication: Book of Hours

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Size:
7.3 x 10.2 inches
18.5 x 25.9 cm

Vellum leaf with fine penwork in brown ink, surrounded with delicately rendered burnished gold leaf vines with multi-colored flowers and fruit. The text is highlighted with 12 initials, one of them historiated with flowers, and 9 line fillers - all illuminated in blue, red and gold. The text is from the Book of Psalms. A very fine example of the art of illumination.

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Condition: A

Small smudge on verso, else fine.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/13/2000

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