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Cutting from a choir book

Object Details

Title:

Cutting from a choir book

Artist/Maker:

Franco dei Russi (Italian, active about 1453 - 1482)

Culture:

Italian

Place:

Veneto, Italy (Place Created)

Date:

1470s

Medium:

Tempera and gold on parchment

Object Number:

Ms. 83 (2003.114)

Dimensions:

Leaf: 15 × 15.7 cm (5 7/8 × 6 3/16 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
- 1983

Unknown [sold, "Fine Books and Manuscripts", Sotheby's, New York, December 14, 1983, lot 89, to Bernard H. Breslauer.]

1983 -

Bernard H. Breslauer, German, 1918 - 2004 (New York)

- 2003

Sam Fogg Rare Books & Manuscripts, English, Sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
The Bernard H. Breslauer Collection of Manuscript Illuminations (December 9, 1992 to April 4, 1993) (recto)
  • The Morgan Library & Museum (New York), December 9, 1992 to April 4, 1993
Painting and Illumination in Early Renaissance Florence 1300-1450 (November 17, 1994 to February 26,1995) (recto)
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), November 17, 1994 to February 26, 1995
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
Give and Ye Shall Receive: Gift Giving in the Middle Ages (December 12, 2014 to March 15, 2015) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), December 12, 2014 to March 15, 2015
Balthazar: A Black African King in Medieval and Renaissance Art (November 19, 2019 to February 16, 2020) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), November 19, 2019 to February 16, 2020
Bibliography
Bibliography

Sotheby's, New York. Fine Books and Manuscripts. December 14, 1983, unpaginated, lot 89, ill.

Voelkle, William M., and Roger S. Wieck, et al. The Bernard H. Breslauer Collection of Manuscript Illuminations, exh. cat. (New York: Pierpont Morgan Library, 1992), pp. 16, 51, 204, no.79, ill.

Toniolo, Federica. "Franco dei Russi." In Dizionario Biografico dei miniatori Italiani. Secoli IX XVI. Milvia Bollati, ed. (Milano: Sylvestre Bonnard, 2004), p. 241.

Kren, Thomas, and Kurt Barstow. Italian Illuminated Manuscripts in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005), pp. xiv, 43, ill.

Scott, Margaret. Fashion in the Middle Ages (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011), p. 99, fig. 74.

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. x, xvii, 47, ill.

Alexander, Jonathan J.G. The Painted Book in Renaissance Italy, 1450-1600 (New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2016), pp. 93, 95, 315.