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Patent of Nobility granted to Juan Sánchez Rendón: MS McClean 150

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Patent of Nobility granted to Juan Sánchez Rendón

Maker(s)

Scribe: Farfan of Seville, Pedro

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Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, i original paper flyleaf + 48 fols. (fol. 48 lifted pastedown), 350 x 245 mm (265 x 150 mm), 34 long lines, ruled in violet ink, catchwords, leaf signatures.

BINDING: Sixteenth century, vellum wrapper on which columns of figures are still visible, attached on five leather thongs with original sewing.

CONTENTS: fols. 1r-45v Patent of Nobility (Previlegio) granted to Juan Sanchez Rendon by Charles V in 1537; fols. 45v-48r Arms of Rendon with blason and interpretation.

ORNAMENTATION: One full-page miniature of the Rendon arms and crest in a solid frame of red, blue and gold surrounded by flower and spraywork border (fol. 45v); parted red and blue initials [10-11 ll.] on square grounds of intricate penwork in red, blue and purple with partial bar-borders and foliate penwork flourishing for major divisions (fols. 1v, 2r, 7r, 8r, 19v, 29r, 42r, 46r); alternate red and blue initials [3-4 ll.] on square grounds of intricate pen-flourishing, red on purple or blue on red; initials with yellow highlighting and extensions into margins; line-fillers in black and yellow flowers (fols. 19r, 41r), and red, purple and yellow checks (fol. 28r); foliate border in red ink with yellow infill around title rubric (fol. 1r).

Notes

History note: Rendon family of Seville; Frank McClean (1837-1904) who probably purchased it at Sotheby’s (sale ticket no. 647 on upper cover, pencil note £140 on fol. i recto; James 1912a, 295)

Place(s) associated

  • Seville

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank

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

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: tremta annos que esta sellado
  • Type: Secundo folio

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS McClean 150
Primary reference Number: 176625
Project ID: 463
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 August 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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