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Initial from a set of choir books: Marlay cutting It. 1

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Initial from a set of choir books

Maker(s)

Gherardino da Forlì, Giustino di (Artist)

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 189 x 165mm, three musical staves ruled in red ink, three fragmentary lines of text, ruled in plummet

CONTENT: On reverse, fragmentary text, magnificen[tia] in sanctificatio[ne] eius (Ps. 95:6); the initial would have introduced the Introit for the Mass for the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin, Gaudeamus omnes

DECORATION: Historiated initial in graded pink or grey with acanthus ornament on gold ground:[G] Dormition of the Virgin

Notes

History note: Thomas Miller Whitehead (d. 1877), who bought both cuttings from Boone in February 1856 (notes in his hand on the reverse of both cuttings)

Place(s) associated

  • Venice

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Fourteenth century, third quarter
Circa 1360 CE - Circa 1370 CE

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