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Miniature from Jacques Le Lieur, Poème sur la Passion: MS 1-2006.1

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Miniature from Jacques Le Lieur, Poème sur la Passion


Lieur, Jacques le (Author)
Master of Girard Acarie (Illuminator)


PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 150 x 100 mm, 18 long lines ruled in red ink with 15 lines of text in iron gall ink on reverse

CONTENTS: Jacques Le Lieur, Poème sur la Passion

DECORATION: Full-page miniature in grisaille: Agony in the Garden with a kneeling Christ gazing up at an angel in the Garden of Gethsemane, set within an architectural frame with trees and foliage forming an arch over the scene.


History note: Sold as one of a set of related miniatures at Phillips, London, 20 October 1983, lot 467; purchased by Maggs who offered four miniatures in 1984 (Bulletin 12, nos. 96-99) and eight (including one of the previous four) in 1985 (Catalogue 1059, nos. 64-71); purchased with MS 1-2006.2 (Bruce Ferrini, 1995, Catalogue 3, no. 50) from Les Enluminures (2001, Catalogue 10, nos. 12-13) in 2006.

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Bought from Les Enluminures

Place(s) associated

  • Rouen ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2006) by Les Enluminures


Second quarter of 16th century
Production date: circa AD 1530

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Support composed of parchment Parchment Height 150 mm Width 100 mm

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Accession number: MS 1-2006.1
Primary reference Number: 209057
Project ID: 1269
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Created: Thursday 7 July 2016 Updated: Monday 4 January 2021 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

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

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