The J. Paul Getty Museum

Historia Scholastica

Object Details

Title:

Historia Scholastica

Artist/Maker:

Unknown
Peter Comestor (French, about 1100 - about 1179)

Culture:

Austrian

Place:

Austria (Place Created)

Date:

about 1300

Medium:

Tempera colors and gold leaf on parchment bound between wood boards covered with white pigskin

Object Number:

Ms. Ludwig XIII 1 (83.MP.144)

Dimensions:

Leaf: 34.3 × 24.3 cm (13 1/2 × 9 9/16 in.)

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Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Gothic Manuscript Illumination: 1250-1375 (January 16 to March 13, 1985) (fols. 240v - 241)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), January 16 to March 31, 1985
Illuminated Gothic Manuscripts (January 20 to April 5, 1987) (fols. 58v - 59)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), January 20 to April 5, 1987
Illuminated German and Central European Manuscripts (October 17 to December 31, 1989) (fols. 240v - 241)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), October 17 to December 31, 1989
Illuminating the Past: Historical Texts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (February 2 to April 11, 1993) (fols. 211v - 212)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), February 2 to April 11, 1993
The Making of a Hero: Alexander the Great from Antiquity to the Renaissance (October 22, 1996 to January 5, 1997) (fols. 222v - 223)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), October 22, 1996 to January 5, 1997
The Glory of the Gothic Page (December 16, 2003 to March 7, 2004) (fols. 211v - 212)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), December 16, 2003 to March 7, 2004
The Medieval Bookshelf: From Romance to Astronomy (January 24 to April 9, 2006) (fols. 222v - 223)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), January 24 to April 9, 2006
The Old Testament in Medieval Manuscript Illumination (June 1 to August 8, 2010) (fol. 222v - 223)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), June 1 to August 8, 2010
Stories to Watch: Narrative in Medieval Manuscripts (February 22 to May 15, 2011) (fols. 211v - 212)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), February 22 to May 15, 2011
Gothic Grandeur: Manuscript Illumination 1200-1350 (December 13, 2011 to May 13, 2012) (fols. 161v - 162)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), December 13, 2011 to May 13, 2012
Remembering Antiquity: The Ancient World Through Medieval Eyes (January 24 to May 28, 2017) (fols. 222v - 223)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), January 24 to May 28, 2017
Bibliography
Bibliography

Schmidt, Gerhard. "Buchmalerei." In Gotik in Österreich, exh. cat. Minoritenkirche Krems‑Stein, May‑October, 1967 (Stadt Krems a.d. Donau, Kulturrerwaltung, ed., Krems an der Donau, 1967), p. 139.

Ross, D.J.A. Alexander Historiatus: A Guide to Medieval Illustrated Alexander Literature (London, 1963), pp. 37.

Pavel, R. "Beschreibung der im Stifte Hohenfurt befindlichen Handschriften." Xenia Bernardina 2 (1891), pp.213.

Hirsch, Emil, Valuable Manuscripts of the Middle Ages, Mostly Illuminated: With XVI Plates , Antiquariat, München, ca. 1933.

Hindman, Sandra. “Fifteenth-Century Dutch Bible Illustration and the Historia Scholastica.” Journal of the Warburg and Courtald Institutes 37 (1974), pp.131-144.

Kratzert, Ch.  “Die illustrierten Handschriften der Weltchronik des Rudolf von Ems.”  Diss. (Berlin, 1974).

Stangler, Gottfried, ed. Die Zeit Der Frühen Habsburger: Dome U. Klöster 1279-1379 exh. cat. (Wien: Wiener Neustadt, 1979), pp. 418, no. 210, entry by Gerhard Schmidt.

von Euw, Anton, and Joachim M. Plotzek. Die Handschriften der Sammlung Ludwig. 4 vols. (Cologne: Schnütgen-Museum, 1979-1985), vol. 3 (1982), pp. 226-29.

Schmidt, G. “Eine Handschriftengruppe um 1300.” In Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Galerie. 1982-1983, Jahrgang 26-27, no. 70-71, pp. 9-64, [reprinted in Malerei der Gotik: Fixpunkte und Ausblicke. vol. 1 (Graz, 2005), pp. 149-176 (with color plate 5).].

"Manuscript Acquisitions: The Ludwig Collection." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 12 (1984), pp. 300-1.

Schmidt, Victor M. A Legend and its Image: The Aerial Flight of Alexander the Great in Medieval Art (Groningen: Egbert Forsten, 1995), pp. 44, 85, 187.

Vizkelety, Von Andras. "Die Schreiber einer 'Handschriftengruppe um 1300'." In Entstehung und Typen mittelalterlicher Lyrikhandschriften: Akten des Grazer Symposiums 13 - 17 Oktober 1999. Anton Schwod and Andras Vizkelety, eds. (Bern: Peter Lang, 1999), pp. 303-14.

de Selliers, Diane, ed. Le Moyan Âge flamboyant Poésie et peinture. Poèmes en langue originale : langue d’oc, langue d’oïl, moyen français (2006).

Kren, Thomas. Illuminated Manuscripts of Germany and Central Europe in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2009), pp. 27-28, 31-33, 79-80.