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Cutting from an Antiphonal

Object Details

Title:

Cutting from an Antiphonal

Artist/Maker:

Master B.F. (Italian, active about 1495 - 1510)

Culture:

Italian

Place:

Lombardy, Italy (Place Created)

Date:

about 1495–1510

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink

Object Number:

Ms. 56 (94.MS.18)

Dimensions:

Leaf: 16.8 × 17 cm (6 5/8 × 6 11/16 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
- 1902

Karl Ewald Hasse (L.860, L.861), German, 1810 - 1902, By inheritance to his son-in-law, Ernst Ehlers and his wife, 1902.

1902 - 1930

Ernst Ehlers, German, 1835 - 1925 and Marianne Hasse, German, born 1843 (Göttingen) [sold, Handzeichnungen Alter Meister Des XV. Bis XVIII. Jarhunderts, C.G. Boerner, Leipzig, May 9-10, 1930, lot 257, pl. 28, to Louis V Randall.]

1930 - 1972

Louis V. Randall, Canadian, born German, 1873 - 1972, by inheritance to his wife, Suzanne Lapointe, 1972.

1972 -

Suzanne Lapointe, German / Canadian,

- 1994

Sam Fogg Rare Books & Manuscripts, English, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1994.

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
Italian Manuscript Illumination (May 9 to July 30, 2000) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), May 9 to July 30, 2000
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
Masterpieces in Miniature: Italian Manuscripts from the Middle Ages and Renaissance (March 29 to June 12, 2005) (recto)
  • 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) (recto)
  • 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) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), August 14 to October 28, 2007
Untold Stories: Collecting and Transforming Medieval Manuscripts (February 26 to May 12, 2013) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), February 26 to May 12, 2013
Sacred Landscapes: Nature in Renaissance Manuscripts (October 10, 2017 to January 7, 2018) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), October 10, 2017 to January 7, 2018
Bibliography
Bibliography

C.G. Boerner, Leipzig. Handzeichnungen alter Meister des XV. bis XVIII. Jahrhunderts, May 9-10, 1930, p. 47, lot 257, pl. 28.

Wescher, Paul. Beschreibendes Verzeichnis der Miniaturen: Handschriften und Einzelblätter des Kupferstichkabinetts der Staatlichen Museen Berlin (Leipiz: Verlagsbuchhandlung J. J. Weber, 1931), p. 135.

Ulrich, Werner. "Ehlers, Ernst." In Neue Deutsche Biographie, Vol. 4 (1959).

Randall, L.V. "Art de l'enluminure" Vie des Arts 21, (1960), pp. 13-14, ill.

Levi d'Ancona, Mirella. The Wildenstein Collection of Illuminations: The Lombard School (Florence: Leo S. Olschki Editore, 1970), pp. 100, 133, 167.

"Acquisitions/1994." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 23 (1995), pp. 6, 86, no. 44, ill.

Carminati, Marco. Codici miniati del Maestro B.F. a Casorate Primo (Pavia: Edizioni Cardano, 1995), pp. 105, 109n50, 122, 133, 170, ill.

Kren, Thomas, and Kurt Barstow. Italian Illuminated Manuscripts in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005), pp. xvi, 71, ill.

Turner, Nancy K. "Cases in reconstructing the fragment: The conservation treatment of single leaves and cuttings." In Care and conservation of manuscripts 11: Proceedings of the eleventh international seminar held at the University of Copenhagen 24th-25th April 2008. Matthew James Driscoll and Ragnheiður Mósesdóttir, eds. (Denmark: Museum Tusculanum Press, 2009), pp. 221-22, fig. 150.

Scott, Margaret. Fashion in the Middle Ages (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011), pp. 16-17, fig. 4.

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. xix, 82, ill.

Alexander, Jonathan J.G. The Painted Book in Renaissance Italy, 1450-1600 (New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2016), pp. 124, 327.

Keene, Bryan C., and Alexandra Kaczenski. Sacred Landscapes: Nature in Renaissance Manuscripts (Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2017), pp. 59-60, fig. 40.