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Miscellany: Anatomical-Physiological Description of Men; Liber Synonimorum; Descriptions of Planets, Zodiacs, and Comets; Treatises on Divination from Names, etc.

Object Details

Title:

Miscellany: Anatomical-Physiological Description of Men; Liber Synonimorum; Descriptions of Planets, Zodiacs, and Comets; Treatises on Divination from Names, etc.

Artists/Makers:
Culture:

German

Place:

Ulm, Germany; Augsburg, Germany (Place Created)

Date:

shortly after 1464

Medium:

Watercolor and ink on paper bound between original wood boards covered with original pigskin

Object Number:

Ms. Ludwig XII 8 (83.MO.137)

Dimensions:

Leaf: 30.6 × 22.1 cm (12 1/16 × 8 11/16 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
- 1681

Perhaps Anton Von Schermar, German, 1604 - 1681, gifted to Ulm Cathedral where Schermar's Library was kept, probably by 1681.

probably after 1681 - 1959

Schermar Library, by descent to Dr. Eitel Albrecht Schad von Mittelbiberach, Guating, 1959.

1959 -

Dr. Eitel Albrecht Schad von Mittelbiberach, German, 1900 - 1975, Administrator of the Schermar Foundation, Gauting

until 1983

Dr. Peter Ludwig, German, 1925 - 1996 and Irene Ludwig, German, 1927 - 2010, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1983.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Ten Centuries of Manuscript Illumination in Germany and Central Europe (July 21 to October 18, 1998) (fols. 48v - 49)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), July 21 to October 18, 1998
From this World to Others: One Thousand Years of the History of Astronomy (December 1, 2000 to May 13, 2001) (fols. 48v - 49 and 62v - 63)
  • The Huntington Library (San Marino), December 1, 2000 to May 13, 2001
Things Unseen: Vision, Belief, and Experience in Medieval Manuscripts (July 12 to September 25, 2016) (fols. 51v - 52)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), July 12 to September 25, 2016
The Alchemy of Color in Medieval Manuscripts (October 11, 2016 to January 1, 2017) (fols. 48v - 49)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), October 11, 2016 to January 1, 2017
The Wondrous Cosmos in the Medieval World (April 30 to July 21, 2019) (fols. 62v-63)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), April 30 to July 21, 2019
Bibliography
Bibliography

Hauber, Anton. Planetenkinderbilder und Sternbilder. Zur Geschichte des menschlichen Glaubens und Irrens. Studien zur Deutschen Kunstgeschichte 194 (Strasbourg, 1916), pp. 43-45, 89, 124, 128, 133, 135-36, 139, 141, 173, pl. 12.

von Euw, Anton, and Joachim M. Plotzek. Die Handschriften der Sammlung Ludwig. 4 vols. (Cologne: Schnütgen-Museum, 1979-1985), vol. 3 (1982), pp. 183-87.

"Manuscript Acquisitions: The Ludwig Collection." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 12, 1984, p. 300.

Brévart, Francis B. "The German Volkskalender of the Fifteenth Century." Speculum 63 (1988), pp. 312-42.

Brévart, Francis B., "Johann Blaubirers Kalendar von 1481 und 1483: Traditionsgebundenheit und experimentelle Innovation." In Gutenberg-Jahrbunch, 63.Jahrgand. (Mainz: Gutenberg-Gesellschaft Mainz, 1988), pp. 74-83.

Frühmorgen-Voss, Hella, and Norbert H. Ott, eds. (together with Ulrike Bodemann and Gisela Fischer-Heetfeld). Katalog der deutschsprachigen illustrierten Handschriftendes Mittelalters, vol. 1 (Munich, 1991), pp. 422-24, no. 11.4.29, figs. 203-204.

Genuth, Sara Schechner. Comets, popular culture, and the birth of modern cosmology (Princeton, NJ, 1997), p. 58, figs. 20-22.

Brasher, Ronald, and Daniel Lewis. Star Struck. One Thousand years of the Art and Science of Astronomy, exh. cat. (San Marino, Huntington Library, 2001), fig. on p. 156 (fol. 63).

Kren, Thomas. Illuminated Manuscripts of Germany and Central Europe in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2009), pp. 27-33, 114-15.

Handschriftencensus: Eine Bestandsaufnahme der handschriftlichen Überlieferung deutschsprachiger Texte des Mittelalters. URL: http://www.handschriftencensus.de/14969 [09/10/2009].