Historiated initial from a Choir Book
Charles Brinsley Marlay
cutting (manuscript); sub-category
other; type of text
circa 1350 circa 1360
fourteenth century, third quarter
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 130 x 130 mm, one fragmentary four-line musical stave ruled in red ink and fragmentary words, […]petus le[…], on reverse.
DECORATION: Historiated initial in pink with acanthus extensions on blue grounds with delicate, white scroll motifs, inner red grounds with gold scroll motifs: [O] Saintly bishop kneeling in prayer as an angel flies down to him.
Italy, Milan, probably Milan
Italy, production, region
bequeathed; 1912; Marlay, Charles Brinsley
Marlay, Charles Brinsley; previous owner
Marlay cuttings Z.8a and Z.8b: Historiated initials from a Choir Book
Splendours of Italian Illumination: Romanesque - Gothic - Renaissance. 1989 - 1990
Organiser: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Venue: The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Notes: Unpublished handlist of an exhibition held in the Adeane gallery, October 1989 - February 1990.
Catalogue number: 29
Wormald & Giles. 1982. A descriptive catalogue of the additional illuminated manuscripts in the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): p. 150
Object Number: Marlay cutting Z. 8a
(Manuscripts and Printed Books)
(record id: 178549; input: 2010-11-11; modified: 2012-08-20)