Fables; Exemplum de Tribus Latronibus; Defensio Curatorum Adversus Fratres Mendicantes, 1357; De Balsamo (Ch. 7 of De Mirabilibus); homilies on the Gospel of Luke; De septem sacramentis; and others

Object Details

Title:

Fables; Exemplum de Tribus Latronibus; Defensio Curatorum Adversus Fratres Mendicantes, 1357; De Balsamo (Ch. 7 of De Mirabilibus); homilies on the Gospel of Luke; De septem sacramentis; and others

Artist/Maker:

Unknown
Aesop (Greek, early 6th century - possibly 564 B.C.)
and Pope Clement V (French, 1264 - 1314)
and Avianus (Roman, active 5th century)
and Richard Fitzralph (died 1360)
and John Mandeville (British or English, died 1372)
and Berengarius Fredoli (French, active 1305 - 1323)

Culture:

German

Place:

Trier (probably), Germany (Place created)

Date:

1450 to 1475

Medium:

Pen and black ink and colored washes on paper bound between original wood boards covered with pigskin

Dimensions:

Leaf: 28.7 × 20.6 cm (11 5/16 × 8 1/8 in.)

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"Manuscript Acquisitions: The Ludwig Collection." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 12 (1984), p. 304.

von Euw, Anton, and Joachim M. Plotzek. Die Handschriften der Sammlung Ludwig. 4 vols. (Cologne: Schnütgen-Museum, 1979-1985), vol. 4 (1985), pp. 141-54.

Morrison, Elizabeth. Beasts: Factual & Fantastic (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum; London: The British Library, 2007), pp. 57, 62, fig. 49.

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, 112-13.

Sciacca, Christine. Building the Medieval World (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum; London: The British Library, 2010), p. 56, fig. 53.