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Leaf (manuscript): MS 1-1961

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Current Location: In storage





CONTENT: Leaf with full-length portraits of René d’Anjou and John II, King of Aragon.

DECORATION: On recto full length portrait of René d’Anjou with shield of arms (Hungary, Naples, Jerusalem, Anjou, Bar), supported by a brown antelope; inscription ‘Renhart von gots / gnaden khünig von / Cecilia hertzog von / Kallabria’. On verso John II, duke of Aragon with shield of arms (Navarre, Evreux, Aragon, Castille and Leon), supported by grey antelope; inscription ‘Hanns von Gottes gnaden / khünig von Navern [Navarra] / und von Arrogon (sic) hertzog / von Nemons (sic) / und von Munblanckh / Graf von FibbagorSa [Ribagorza] / Herr der Statt Ballager’.


History note: William Horatio Crawford of Lakelands (1812 – 1888); his sale, Sotheby’s, London, 11 April 1961, lot 121; Francis Wormald (1904 – 1972); his gift, 1961.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1961) by Wormald, Francis


15th Century, Late
Circa 1490 CE - Circa 1499 CE

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  • Cambridge Illuminated

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment
Page Height 220 mm Width 152 mm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 1-1961
Primary reference Number: 170631
Project ID: 120
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 4 January 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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