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Leaf from a Doge’s Commission: Marlay cutting It. 56

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Leaf from a Doge’s Commission

Maker(s)

Artist: Huntington Master

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Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 208 x 147 mm, pasted on parchment mount.

DECORATION: Full-page oval miniature with recipient kneeling and holding a richly-bound book while being presented to the Virgin and Child by St Mark, with St Anthony Abbot reading behind him, surrounded by a full inhabited border in gold formal ornament with medallions housing the lion of St Mark in the upper bar, Justice and Prosperity painted in grisaille on blue grounds on left and right respectively, and the arms of the Contarini family (bendy or and azure) in the lower bar.

Notes

History note: Commission produced for a member of the Contarini family, Venice

Place(s) associated

  • Venice

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

16th Century, Late#
Production date: circa AD 1590

People, subjects and objects depicted

Project

  • Cambridge Illuminated

Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production

Penwork
Illumination

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: Marlay cutting It. 56
Primary reference Number: 176615
Project ID: 1401
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 September 2020 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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