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Cutting from Digestum vetus

Object Details

Title:

Cutting from Digestum vetus

Artists/Makers:

Attributed to the Illustratore (Andrea da Bologna?) (Italian, active 2nd quarter of 14th century)

and Justinian (Greek (Byzantine), about 482 - 565, emperor 527 - 565)

Culture:

Italian

Place:

Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy (Place Created)

Date:

completed before 1340

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment

Object Number:

Ms. 13 (85.MS.213)

Dimensions:

Leaf: 14.4 × 7.6 cm (5 11/16 × 3 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
- 1926

Private Collection [Sold, Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books, Illuminated Manuscripts, and Miniatures..., Sotheby’s, London, June 14, 1926, lot 122.]

1926 - 1937

Maggs Bros. Ltd., sold, Food and Drink Through the Ages, Catalogue 645, 1937, no.33.

1937 -

Louis V. Randall, Canadian, born German, 1873 - 1972

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Secular Manuscripts (October 21, 1986 to January 4, 1987) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), October 21, 1986 to January 4, 1987
Illuminated Gothic Manuscripts (January 20 to April 5, 1987) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), January 20 to April 5, 1987
Illuminated Italian Manuscripts (April 19 to July 10, 1988) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), April 19 to July 10, 1988
Recent Acquisitions of Illuminated Manuscripts, 1984-1989 (July 17 to September 30, 1989) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), July 17 to September 30, 1989
Illuminated Secular Manuscripts (July 17 to September 30, 1990) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), July 17 to September 30, 1990
Manuscripts and Americans: An Exhibition in Honor of Franklin D. Murphy (July 21 to October 18, 1992) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), July 21 to October 18, 1992
Illuminated Secular Manuscripts (January 24 to April 9, 1995) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), January 24 to April 9, 1995
Italian Manuscript Illumination (May 9 to July 30, 2000) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), May 9 to July 30, 2000
Masterpieces in Miniature: Italian Manuscripts from the Middle Ages and Renaissance (March 29 to June 12, 2005) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), March 29 to June 12, 2005
Masterpieces in Miniature: Italian Manuscript Illumination from the J. Paul Getty Museum (September 25, 2005 to January 2, 2006) (verso)
  • National Gallery of Art (Washington, D.C.), September 25, 2005 to January 2, 2006
The Medieval Bookshelf: From Romance to Astronomy (January 24 to April 9, 2006) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), January 24 to April 9, 2006
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Food in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (October 13, 2015 to January 3, 2016) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), October 13, 2015 to January 3, 2016
Bibliography
Bibliography

Sotheby's, London. Catalogue of Valuable Printed Books, Illuminated Manuscripts and Miniatures. June 14-16, 1926, pp. 34-35, lot 122, ill. facing p. 34.

Italiaansche kunst in nederlandsch bezit, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, exh. cat. (Amsterdam: Druk de Bussy, 1934), p. 123.

Food and Drink Through the Ages: 2500 B.C. to 1937 A.D. A Catalogue of Antiquities, Manuscripts, Books, and Engravings Treating of Cookery, Eating, and Drinking, Catalogue 645 (London: Maggs Bros. Ltd., 1937), no. 33, ill.

Saxl, Fritz, and Rudolf Wittkower. British Art and the Mediterranean (London: Oxford University Press, 1948), pp. 33n4, 33n7, figs. a, 8.

Randall, L.V. "Art de l'enluminure" Vie des Arts 21, (1960), pp. 16-17, ill.

Lieftinck, Gerad I., Manuscrits datés conservés dans les Pays-Bas: catalogue paléographique des manuscrits en écriture latine portant des indications de date (Amsterdam: North-Holland Pub. Co, 1964 - 1988), pp. 275, 296.

Cassee, Elly. The Missal of Cardinal Bertrand de Deux: A Study in 14th-Century Bolognese Miniature Painting. Michael Hoyle, trans. (Florence: Istituto Universitario Olandese di Storia Dell'Arte, 1980), pp. 15, 114, 117.

Cassee, Elly, and Jacky Langezaal, "Bolognese miniatuurkunst in Nederlands bezit." Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek XXXVI (1985), pp. 73-77, 80-81, 97-98, nos. 15-20, 99, nos. 36-37.

"Acquisitions/1985." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 14 (1986), p. 206, no. 103, ill.

Langezaal, Jacky, "Een onderzoek naar geillumineerde Bolognese Corpus Iuris civilis-manuscripten, vervaardigd tussen 1250 en 1350." Middeleeuwse Handschriftenkunde in de Nederlanden. Joseph M. Hermans, ed. (Grave: Alfa, 1989), pp. 239-243.

Touwaide, Alain. "Visions du monde médiéval à travers les manuscrits enluminées du J. P. Getty Museum (Malibu)." Scriptorium 45, no. 1 (1991), pp. 298-302.

de Veer-Langezaal, Jacky. "A Cutting Illuminated by the Illustratore (Ms. 13) and Bolognese Miniature Painting of the Middle of the 14th Century." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 20 (1992), pp. 121-38, figs. 1-2.

Conti, Alessandro. "Illustratore." In The Dictionary of Art. Jane Turner, ed. Vol. 20 (New York: Grove, 1996), pp. 695-696.

Gibbs, Robert. "Landscape as Property: Bolognese Law Manuscripts and the Development of Landscape Painting." Rivista di Storia della Miniatura, n.s., nos. 1-2 (1996-1997), pp. 213-14, 215, 216n24.

Medica, Massimo. "Maestro del 1346." In Dizionario biografico dei miniatori italiani. Secoli IX XVI. Milvia Bollati, ed. (Milan: Sylvestre Bonnard), p. 475.

Kren, Thomas, and Kurt Barstow. Italian Illuminated Manuscripts in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005), pp. xii, 21, ill.

Medica, Massimo, ed. Giotto e le arti a Bologna: al tempo di Bertrando del Poggetto, exh. cat. (Bologna: Museo Civico Medievale with Silvana, 2005), p. 208, under no. 37, entry by Milvia Bollati.

Morrison, Elizabeth. Beasts: Factual & Fantastic (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum; London: The British Library, 2007), pp. 24-25, fig. 15, ill.

Battaglia, Marco. "Un'Iconografia Laica in Alcuni Corali del Tardo Trecento." In Rivista di Storia della Miniatura. Maria Grazia Ciardi Dupré dal Poggetto, ed., vol. 11 (Florence: Centro di della Edifirmi srl Società Internazionale di Studi di Storia della Miniatura Stampa, 2007), pp. 185-86, fig. 12.

Boehm, Barbara Drake. Choirs of Angels: Painting in Italian Choir Books, 1300-1500 (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2008), pp. 56-57, fig. 73.

Gibbs, Robert. "Vat. lat. 1388. A Novel Copy of Gregory IX's 'Decretals' considered in relation to the origins of the Stefano Azzi workshop." Buchschätze des Mittelalters: Forschungsrückblicke, Forschungsperspektiven: Beiträge zum Kolloquium des Kunsthistorischen Instituts der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel vom 24. bis zum 26. April 2009. Klaus Gereon Beuckers, Christoph Jobst, Stefanie Westphal, eds. (Regensburg: Schnell & Steiner 2011), pp. 253-254, 258-259.

Black, Maggie. The Medieval Cookbook. Rev. ed. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2012), pp. 120-21, fig. 52.

Avril, François, and Marie Thérèse Gousset. Manuscrits enluminés d'origine italienne. Vol. 3, XIVe siècle (Paris: Bibliothèque nationale de France, 2005-2012), pt. 2 (2012), p. 97, under no. 37.

Del Monaco, Gianluca. "I manoscritti miniati dell'Illustratore nella cultura figurativa del secondo quarto del XIV secolo." Ph.D. diss. (University of Bologna, 2012), pp. 14, 86, 236-238. http://amsdottorato.cib.unibo.it/5083/.

Keene, Bryan C. Gardens of the Renaissance (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2013), pp. 8, 11, 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), pp. xiii, 26-27, ill.