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Historiated Initial from a Gradual

Object Details

Title:

Historiated Initial from a Gradual

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Swiss

Place:

Lake Constance, Switzerland (Place Created)

Date:

about 1300

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold leaf, and iron gall ink

Object Number:

Ms. 8 (85.MS.77)

Dimensions:

Leaf: 10.2 × 8.9 cm (4 × 3 1/2 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
by 1952 - 1972

Léon Salavin, French, [sold, Nouveau Drouot, Paris, November 22, 1972, lot 77, to Dr. Otto and Anne Wertheimer.]

1972 - 1982

Dr. Otto Wertheimer, 1896 - 1973 and Anne Wertheimer, German, 1898 - 1981 [sold, Bibliothèque Anne (Otto) Wertheimer, première vente: beaux-arts, peinture et dessin, Nouveau Drouot, Paris, April 21, 1982, lot 268, to Michael Ward.]

1982 - 1985

Michael Ward, Inc., sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1985.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Illuminated Choir Books of the Middle Ages and Renaissance 1995 (April 25 to July 9, 1995) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), April 25 to July 9, 1995
Songs of Praise: Illuminated Choir Books (July 23 to October 13, 2002) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), July 23 to October 13, 2002
Music for the Masses: Illuminated Choir Books (August 14 to October 28, 2007) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), August 14 to October 28, 2007
Bibliography
Bibliography

Heuser, Hans-Jörgen. Oberrheinische Goldschmiedekunst im Hochmittelalter (Berlin: Deutscher Verlag für Kunstwissenschaft, 1974), pp. 48-50.

Beer, Ellen J. "Die Buchkunst des Graduale von St. Katharinenthal." In Kommentar zur Faksimile-Ausgabe des Graduale von Sankt Katharinenthal : Eigentum der Schweizerischen Eidgenossenschaft und des Kantons Thurgau. Vol. 2, Das Graduale von Sankt Katharinenthal.Alfred A. Schmid, ed. (Lucerne: Faksimile-Verlag, 1983), p. 172, no. 70, fig. 35.

"Acquisitions/1985." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 14 (1986), p. 202, no. 97, fig. 97.

Moser, Eva, and Ellen J. Beer, eds. Buchmalerei im Bodenseeraum, 13. bis 16. Jahrhundert (Freidrichshafen: Verlag Robert Gessler, 1997), p. 226, no. 11b, ill.

Frings, Julia, and Jan Gerchow, eds. Krone und Schleier: Kunst aus Mittelalterlichen Frauenklöstern, exh. cat. (Munich: Hirmer Verlag, 2005), pp. 404-406, no. 305b, ill, pp. 404-6, no. 305b, ill., entry by Jeffrey Hamburger.

Kren, Thomas. Illuminated Manuscripts of Germany and Central Europe in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2009), pp. 23, 78, ill.