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Compendium moralium notabilium

Object Details

Title:

Compendium moralium notabilium

Artists/Makers:

Cristoforo Cortese (Italian, active Venice, Italy 1390 - 1445)

and Novella Master (Italian, active Padua, Italy 1396 - 1410)

and Geremia da Montagnone (Italian (Paduan), about 1250/1260 - 1321)

Culture:

Italian

Place:

Venice, Veneto, Italy (Place Created)

Date:

early 15th century

Medium:

Tempera colors, pen and ink, and gold leaf on parchment bound between wood boards covered with red velvet

Object Number:

Ms. Ludwig XIV 8 (83.MQ.167)

Dimensions:

Leaf: 36.8 × 26 cm (14 1/2 × 10 1/4 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
14th century

Orseoli, Italian,

- 1959

Hans P. Kraus, Sr., American, born Austria, 1907 - 1988 [sold, "The Ninetieth Catalogue: English Books, Manuscripts, Incunabula, Voyages, Americana, Georgraphy, Bindings, Natural History", H. P. Kraus, New York, 1959, lot 39, to Peter and Irene Ludwig. ]
Source: H.P. Kraus, New York, Catalogue 90 (1959), no. 39

1959 - 1983

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

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Secular Manuscripts (October 21, 1986 to January 4, 1987) (fols. 146v - 147)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), October 21, 1986 to January 4, 1987
Illuminated Italian Manuscripts (April 19 to July 10, 1988) (fols. 146v - 147)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), April 19 to July 10, 1988
Illuminated Secular Manuscripts (July 17 to September 30, 1990) (fol. 147)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), July 17 to September 30, 1990
Illuminated Secular Manuscripts (January 24 to April 9, 1995) (fols. 146v - 147)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), January 24 to April 9, 1995
Renaissance Splendors of the Northern Italian Courts (March 31 to June 21, 2015) (fol. 1)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), March 31 to June 21, 2015
Artful Words: Calligraphy in Illuminated Manuscripts (December 18, 2018 to April 7, 2019) (fols. 92v-93, fols. 242v-243)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), December 18, 2018 to April 7, 2019
Bibliography
Bibliography

H.P. Kraus, New York. The Ninetieth Catalogue: English Books, Manuscripts, Incunabla, Voyages, Americana, Geography, Bindings, Natural History (1959), pp. 50-54, no. 39, ill.

Huter, Carl. "The Novella Master: A Paduan Illuminator Around 1400." Arte Veneta 25 (1971), p. 25, fig. 26.

Huter, Carl. "Cristoforo Cortese in the Bodleian Library." Apollo 111, no. 215 (January 1980), p. 12.

"Manuscript Acquisitions: The Ludwig Collection." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 12, 1984, p. 304, no. 123.

von Euw, Anton, and Joachim M. Plotzek. Die Handschriften der Sammlung Ludwig. 4 vols. (Cologne: Schnütgen-Museum, 1979-1985), vol. 4 (1985), pp. 82-86, fig. 33, 34, ill.

Touwaide, Alain. "Visions du monde médiéval à travers les manuscrits enluminées du J. P. Getty Museum (Malibu)." Scriptorium 45, no. 1 (1991), pp. 299-302.

Marcon, Susy. "Cristoforo Cortese." In Dizionario biografico dei miniatori italiani: secoli IX-XVI. Milvia Bolatti, ed. (Milan: Sylvestre Bonnard, 2004), p. 177.

Nicolini, Simonetta. "Maestro della Novella." In Dizionario biografico dei miniatori italiani: secoli IX-XVI. Milvia Bolatti, ed. (Milan: Sylvestre Bonnard, 2004), p. 545.

Kren, Thomas, and Kurt Barstow. Italian Illuminated Manuscripts in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005), p. 32, ill.

Kren, Thomas, and Kurt Barstow. Italian Illuminated Manuscripts in the J. Paul Getty Museum. 2nd ed. (Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2015), p. 36, ill.

Keene, Bryan C., and Rheagan Eric Martin. "Questione di Genere: La Sessualità nei Manoscritti Medievali." Alumina 16, no. 61 (April, May, June 2018), pp. 45-51, p. 50, ill.