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Leaf from a Doge’s Commission: Marlay cutting It. 49

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Leaf from a Doge’s Commission

Maker(s)

Mannerist Master (Artist)

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 223 x 159 mm

CONTENTS: Commission issued by Doge Gerolamo Priuli (1559-1567), appointing Renier Vitturi to the post of Proveditore of Gambara (near Brescia).

DECORATION: Full-page miniature with half-length figure of Renier Vitturi praying before a vision of the Crucifixion, set in a full historiated border with sections of formal ornament, an Annunciation (outer corners of the upper margin), the Lion of St Mark (top centre) and the arms of the Vitturi family (lower border), the border painted in chiaroscuro gold on a dark red ground.

ORNAMENTATION: The first four lines of the text written in gold epigraphic capitals on verso.

Notes

History note: Commission produced for Renier Vitturi, Venice

Place(s) associated

  • Venice

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Third quarter of 16th century
Circa 1559 CE - Circa 1567 CE

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Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production

Illumination

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Identification numbers

Accession number: Marlay cutting It. 49
Primary reference Number: 176610
Project ID: 1394
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 September 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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