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Miscellany: Physiologus; other texts

Object Details

Title:

Miscellany: Physiologus; other texts

Artists/Makers:

Unknown

Angelos Gregorios (Greek (Cretan), active about 1460 - 1480)

and Dorotheos of Gaza (Egyptian, active 6th century)

and Cyril of Alexandria (Egyptian, died 444)

Culture:

Cretan

Place:

Crete, Greece (Place Created)

Date:

1510–1520

Medium:

Pen and red lead and iron gall inks, watercolors, tempera colors, and gold paint on paper bound between wood boards covered with probably original brown calf

Object Number:

Ms. Ludwig XV 2 (83.MR.172)

Dimensions:

Leaf: 21.7 × 15.6 cm (8 9/16 × 6 1/8 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
by 1762

Possibly Ignatius von Weitenauer, German, 1709 - 1783
Source: Two eighteenth century Greek inscriptions, the second including the date 1762 and the name Ignatios.

- 1827

5th Earl of Guilford Frederick North, British, 1766 - 1827 [sold, Evans, London, December 8, 1830, lot 560.]

1830 - 1872

Sir Thomas Phillipps, first Bart, British, 1792 - 1872

1872 - 1971

Estate of Sir Thomas Phillipps, first Bart, British, 1792 - 1872 [sold, Sotheby's, London, November 30, 1971, lot 515, to H.P. Kraus.]

1971 - 1979

Hans P. Kraus, Sr., American, born Austria, 1907 - 1988 [sold, Bibliotheca Phillippica: Manuscripts on vellum and paper from the 9th through 18th centuries. From the Celebrated Collection formed by Sir Thomas Phillips, The Final Selection, Catalogue 153 H.P. Kraus, New York, 1979, lot 78, to Dr. Peter Ludwig.]

1979 - 1983

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

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
The Crucifixion in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts (January 30 to April 7, 1996) (fols. 152v - 153)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), January 30 to April 7, 1996
Byzantium and the West (September 14 to December 5, 2004) (fols. 152v-153)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), September 14 to December 5, 2004
Medieval Beasts (May 1 to July 29, 2007) (fols. 149v - 150: rotated out for 2007.16)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), May 1 to July 29, 2007
Traversing the Globe through Illuminated Manuscripts (January 22 to June 26, 2016) (fols. 4v-5)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), January 22 to June 26, 2016
The Alchemy of Color in Medieval Manuscripts (October 11, 2016 to January 1, 2017) (fols. 2v - 3)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), October 11, 2016 to January 1, 2017
The Book of Beasts: The Bestiary in the Medieval World (May 14 to August 18, 2019) (fols. 5v-6)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), May 14 to August 18, 2019
Bibliography
Bibliography

Sotheby's, London. Bibliotheca Phillippica: Catalogue of Manuscripts [...] from the celebrated collection formed by Sir Thomas Phillipps [...] November 30, 1971, pp. 78-81, lot 515, figs. 18-20.

H.P. Kraus, New York. Bibliotheca Phillippica: Manuscripts on vellum and paper from the 9th to the 18th centuries From the Celebrated Collection formed by Sir Thomas Phillipps, The Final Selection, 1979, pp. 90-91, 136, lot 78, ill.

Curley, Michael J. "'Physiologus' Φυσιολονία and the Rise of Christian Nature Symbolism." Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies 11 (1980), pp. 1-10.

"Acquisitions/1983." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 12 (1984), p. 304, no. 126.

Kresten, Otto. "Zur άχμή [akmé] und zum literarischen Schaffen des Kreters Angelos Gregorios (= Athanasios Monachos)," Römische Historische Mitteilungen 26 (1984), pp. 219 42, figs. 1-8.

von Euw, Anton, and Joachim M. Plotzek. Die Handschriften der Sammlung Ludwig. 4 vols. (Cologne: Schnütgen-Museum, 1979-1985), vol. 4 (1985), pp. 155-71.

Foot, Mirjam M. Studies in the History of Bookbinding (Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1994), p. 453.

Alexandru, Maria, and Bjarne Schartau. "A Note on the late-Byzantine Ecclesiastical Composer Angelos Gregorios." Cahiers de l'Institut du moyen-age grec et latin 64 (1994), pp. 18-32.

Morrison, Elizabeth. Beasts: Factual & Fantastic (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum; London: The British Library, 2007), pp. 28-29, 39, figs. 18, 29.

Morrison, Elizabeth, and Larisa Grollemond. Book of Beasts. The Bestiary in the Medieval World, exh. cat. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2019), pp. 252.