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Cutting from the Missals of Pope Clement VII: Marlay cutting It. 35

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Current Location: In storage


Cutting from the Missals of Pope Clement VII


Artist: Giallo, Jacopo del




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, traces of earlier paper mounts on verso, central miniature 203 x 143 mm, single piece forming left, upper and lower borders 314 x 200 mm, right border 325 x 60 mm

DECORATION: Miniature of the Vision of Pope Leo the Great set within gold proscenium arch (later addition) and surrounded by an inhabited border with gold ornament on blue, red and green ground and oval medallions with portraits of a sibyl at each corner, the arms of Clement VII in the lower border, and his devices: the crystal sphere and burning tree in the left border, the motto SEMPER with diamond ring and feathers in the upper border, and the motto SUAVE with the yoke in the right-hand border.


History note: Pope Clement VII (r. 1523-1534); Abate Luigi Celotti (c.1768-c.1846); his sale, Christie’s, London, 26 May 1825, lot 63 (Marlay cutting It. 35) and part of lot 74 (Marlay cuttings It. 33 and It. 34); Thomas Miller Whitehead

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  • Rome ⪼ Italy

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Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


16th Century, first half#
Circa 1523 - Circa 1534

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  • Cambridge Illuminated

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Support composed of parchment

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Accession number: Marlay cutting It. 35
Primary reference Number: 176580
Project ID: 1381
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 April 2023 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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