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Miniature, Possibly from a Manuscript

Object Details

Title:

Miniature, Possibly from a Manuscript

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

German

Place:

Franconia (probably), Germany (Place Created)

Date:

fourth quarter of 15th century

Medium:

Tempera colors and gold

Object Number:

Ms. 52 (93.MS.37)

Dimensions:

Leaf: 38.9 × 24.3 cm (15 5/16 × 9 9/16 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
-1993

Barbara W. Mortimer, American, 1909 - 1993 [sold, Old Master Drawings, Christie's, London, July 6, 1993, lot 171, to Jörn Günther.]

1993

Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books AG, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1993.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
The Crucifixion in Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts (January 30 to April 7, 1996) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), January 30 to April 7, 1996
Masterpieces of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript illumination (December 16, 1997 to March 22, 1998) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), December 16, 1997 to March 22, 1998
Ten Centuries of Manuscript Illumination in Germany and Central Europe (July 21 to October 18, 1998) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), July 21 to October 18, 1998
Illuminating Color (May 22 to August 26, 2001) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), May 22 to August 26, 2001
A Treasury of Fifteenth Century Manuscript Illumination (March 26 to June 16, 2002) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), March 26 to June 16, 2002
Images of Violence in the Medieval World (December 21 2004 to March 13, 2005) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), December 21, 2004 to March 13, 2005
German and Central European Manuscript Illumination (February 24 to May 24, 2009) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), February 24 to May 24, 2009
Imperial Splendor: The Art of the Book in the Holy Roman Empire (October 15, 2021 to January 23, 2022) (recto)
  • The Morgan Library & Museum (New York), October 15, 2021 to January 23, 2022
Bibliography
Bibliography

Christie's, London. Old Master Drawings. July 6, 1993, pp. 156-57, lot. 171, ill.

"Acquisitions/1993." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 22 (1994), pp. 72-73, no. 20, ill.

Günther, Jörn. Mitterlalterliche Handschriften und Miniaturen (Hamburg: Edition Thomas Herms, 1994), pp. 179-82, no. 34, ill.

Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum: Illuminated Manuscripts (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1997), pp. 104-5, no. 44, ill., entry by Thomas Kren.

Merkl, Ulrich. Buchmalerei in Bayern in der ersten Hälfte des 16. Jahrunderts: Spätblüte und Endzeit einer Gattung (Regensburg: Schnell and Steiner, 1999), pp. 35-40, fig. 21.

Kren, Thomas. Illuminated Manuscripts of Germany and Central Europe in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2009), pp. 30-31, 116-17, ill.

Sciacca, Christine. Building the Medieval World (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum; London: The British Library, 2010), pp. 14-15, fig. 11, cover ill.

Borchert, Till-Holger, and Julien Chapuis. Van Eyck to Dürer: The Influence of Early Netherlandish Painting on European Art, 1430-1530, exh. cat. (Bruges: Groeningemuseum; London: Thames & Hudson, 2011), p. 417, no. 231, ill., entry by Till-Holger Borchert.

Keene, Bryan C., and Alexandra Kaczenski. Sacred Landscapes: Nature in Renaissance Manuscripts (Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2017), pp. 43-44, fig. 26.