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Leaf from a Missal, in Latin, manuscript on parchment [Low Countries, 2nd half of 13th century]

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000
ca. US$2,525 - US$3,787
Lot number 114, Views: 13

An angel embracing a supplicant, historiated initial on a leaf from a Missal, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [Low Countries or adjacent France, , second half of thirteenth century (probably c. 1260)] Single leaf, with an initial (45 by 42mm.) in dark pink with white brushwork picking out circles, with the angel embracing a smaller figure in a blue robe, on burnished gold ground, the whole initial on bright blue grounds, initial terminating in green leaves, eleven large initials in red or blue encased within scrolling penwork in contrasting colours, one small initial in red, red rubrics, main text in single column of 26 lines of a large and professional early gothic bookhand, written below top line, music in smaller version of same with neumes arranged around stave lines, contemporary folio no. 'cclxxxi' and contemporary quire no. 'XXVI' at foot of reverse, some contemporary corrections and medieval marginalia, slight chipping to paint in places, some stains in places, else good condition, 320 by 220mm. From the same parent manuscript as the previous lot.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
Date of the auction: 8 Jul 2020
Address: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
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United Kingdom
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