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Patent of Nobility: MS 5-1955

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Patent of Nobility

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, iii paper flyleaves + 8 fols. + iii paper flyleaves, 321 x 225 mm (240 x 160 mm), 47 long lines, ruled in pale red ink

BINDING: Twentieth century, red morocco spine and corner-pieces with marbled paper over pasteboards

CONTENTS: fols. 1v-7v Patent of Nobility granted by Charles V (1500-1558) and his mother Joanna to Rodrigo Telles of Peñafiel (Province of Valladolid), dated 15 January 1535; fol. 8r Notes dated February 1535

ORNAMENTATION: Inhabited initial [D, 13 ll.] in blue housing a shield of arms (or with 13 roundels azure, a bordure gules charged with 8 saltires or) and accompanied by a full inhabited border of flowers and jewels with two doves on a gold ground, with the opening words DON CARLOS written in blue in the upper bar (fol. 1v); large figures in red crayon added on fol. 8v.

Notes

History note: Rodrigo Telles of Peñafiel (Province of Valladolid), 1535; erased brown ink shields of arms and notes in black ink on fol. 1r: Carlos y Juana/ Ano 1535/ no. 19; Juan Catalina Garcia Lopez (1845-1911), historian of the province of Guadalajara (note in a nineteenth-century hand on fol. 1r: Deposito del Excellentissimo Senor Dn. Juan Catalina Garcia); T.S. Blakeney (1903-1976), armorial bookplate pasted inside upper cover; presented by him to the Museum in 1955.

Place(s) associated

  • Valladolid ⪼ Spain

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Presented (1955) by Blakeney, T. S.

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production

Illumination

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: [po]sesyon velcasy
  • Type: Secundo folio

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 5-1955
Primary reference Number: 176665
Project ID: 3561
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 24 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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