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Leaf from a Doge’s Commission: Marlay cutting It. 50

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Leaf from a Doge’s Commission


Huntington Master (Artist)


PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 220 x 155 mm

CONTENTS: Commission from Doge Alvise Mocenigo (1570-1577) appointing Pellegrino Bragadin as proveditore of Cataro (Kotor, Montenegro) for two years.

DECORATION: Full-page miniature of St Mark enthroned, lion at his feet, and handing a sceptre to the personification of Venice, witnessed by putti, the Holy Spirit as a dove (very faded) in the cloud above, and the half-length figure of Pellegrino Bragadin in ermine-trimmed robes, the whole set within a full border of architectural ornament in gold, with the Bragadin arms in the lower section.

ORNAMENTATION: Foliate line-filler in gold and first four lines of text written in gold epigraphic capitals on verso.


History note: Commission produced for Pellegrino Bragadin, Venice

Place(s) associated

  • Venice

Acquisition and important dates

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


Second half of 16th century
Circa 1570 CE - Circa 1577 CE

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Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production

Penwork Illumination

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Identification numbers

Accession number: Marlay cutting It. 50
Primary reference Number: 176611
Project ID: 1395
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Audit data

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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