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Cutting from a Gradual

Object Details

Title:

Cutting from a Gradual

Artists/Makers:

Attributed to Pisanello (Italian, by 1395 - about 1455)

Attributed to the Master of the Antiphonal Q of San Giorgio Maggiore (Italian, about 1440 - about 1470)

Culture:

Italian

Place:

Verona (possibly), Italy; Veneto (probably), Italy (Place Created)

Date:

about 1440–1450

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, silver leaf, and ink

Object Number:

Ms. 41 (91.MS.5)

Dimensions:

Leaf: 14.1 × 8.9 cm (5 9/16 × 3 1/2 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
before 1972 - 1990

Private Collection (Germany) [sold, Old Master and Architectural Drawings, Christie's, London, December 11, 1990, Lot 22, to the J. Paul Getty Museum.]

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
The Decorated Letter (January 14 to March 29, 1992) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), January 14 to March 29, 1992
The International Style: Courtly Art Around the Year 1400 (October 24, 1994 to January 8, 1995) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), October 24, 1994 to January 8, 1995
Illuminated Choir Books of the Middle Ages and Renaissance 1995 (April 25 to July 9, 1995) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), April 25 to July 9, 1995
Da Altichiero a Pisanello (May 6 to August 5, 1996) (verso)
  • Musée du Louvre (Paris), May 6 to August 5, 1996
Masterpieces of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript illumination (December 16, 1997 to March 22, 1998) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), December 16, 1997 to March 22, 1998
Faces of Power and Piety: Portraits in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts (February 2 to April 18, 1999) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), February 2 to April 18, 1999
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
Pisanello (October 24, 2001 to January 13, 2002) (verso)
  • The National Gallery (London), October 24, 2001 to January 13, 2002
Songs of Praise: Illuminated Choir Books (July 23 to October 13, 2002) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), July 23 to October 13, 2002
Fit for a King: Courtly Manuscripts, 1380-1450 (June 29 to August 29, 2004) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), June 29 to September 5, 2004
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
Music for the Masses: Illuminated Choir Books (August 14 to October 28, 2007) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), August 14 to October 28, 2007
Renaissance Splendors of the Northern Italian Courts (March 31 to June 21, 2015) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), March 31 to June 21, 2015
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