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Miniature from Jacques Le Lieur, Poème sur la Passion: MS 1-2012.2

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Current Location: In storage


Miniature from Jacques Le Lieur, Poème sur la Passion


Illuminator: Master of Girard Acarie




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment pasted on paper, 152 x 104 mm

DECORATION: Full-page miniature in grisaille: Lamentation with the Virgin Mary, flanked by St John, kneeling beside her son’s lifeless body, 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); from the collection of Neil Phillips (no. 1118) sold at Sotheby’s, London, 2 December 1997, lot 80; from Les Enluminures in 2012.

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Bought from Les Enluminures

Place(s) associated

  • Rouen ⪼ France

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (2012) by Les Enluminures


16th Century, second quarter#
Production date: circa AD 1530

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Support composed of parchment
Page Height 152 mm Width 104 mm

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 1-2012.2
Primary reference Number: 209060
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Created: Thursday 7 July 2016 Updated: Tuesday 26 January 2021 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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