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Cutting from the Missals of Pope Clement VII: Marlay cutting It. 33e

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Cutting from the Missals of Pope Clement VII


Artist: Giallo, Jacopo del




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, traces of earlier paper mounts on verso, collage formed of three pieces, a central bar and two corner pieces, now pasted together to form a single bar, 45 x 248 mm

DESCRIPTION: Three segments, the central panel with two putti supporters seated on skulls and holding flaming torches with a central roundel inscribed Vera philosophie et cogitatio mortis, blank gold tablet at each end.


History note: Pope Clement VII (r. 1523-1534); Abate Luigi Celotti (c.1768-c.1846); his sale, Christie’s, London, 26 May 1825, lot 63 (Marlay cutting It. 35) and part of lot 74 (Marlay cuttings It. 33 and It. 34); Thomas Miller Whitehead

Place(s) associated

  • Rome

Acquisition and important dates

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


16th Century, first half#
Circa 1523 CE - Circa 1534 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Cambridge Illuminated

Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper parchment

Techniques used in production


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Identification numbers

Accession number: Marlay cutting It. 33e
Primary reference Number: 181239
Project ID: 1381
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 April 2023 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

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

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