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Anonymous Lombard artist

St Paul

ST PAUL, historiated initial 'S' on a leaf from an illuminated Antiphonal on vellum [Lombardy, c.1480-90]

An accomplished and finely executed miniature on a leaf from an enormous Lombard choirbook.

559 x 340mm., historiated initial 'S' opening 'Scio cui credidi et certus [...]', the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul, 5 lines of text with music on a 4-line red stave, contemporary foliation 'lxi' in red, reverse with one decorated initial in blue with red penwork decoration (some ink erosion affecting text and music, light cockling). Provenance: Sotheby's, 7 December 2010, lot 8.

The style of the illuminator is reminiscent of the work of the Master of the Graduals of San Salvatore at Pavia, christened by Pier Luigi Mulas after the illuminations in two surviving graduals from a series of choir books for the Benedictine monastery of San Salvatore, Pavia (Musei Civici, cor. C, D).

Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
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Anonymous Lombard artist

Estimate £3,000 - £5,000Jun 04, 2020
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