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Leaf from Commentarius in Apocalypsim

Object Details

Title:

Leaf from Commentarius in Apocalypsim

Artists/Makers:

Unknown

Saint Beatus of Liébana (Spanish, about 730 - about 800)

Culture:

Spanish

Place:

Northern Spain, Spain (Place Created)

Date:

about 1220–1235

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink

Object Number:

Ms. 77 (2003.103)

Dimensions:

Leaf: 29.4 × 23.5 cm (11 9/16 × 9 1/4 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
13th century

San Andrés de Arroyo, Spanish, , following the removal of the leaf from the from the manuscript, to Eugène Rodrgues .

- 1921

Eugène Rodrigues (L.897), French, 1853 - 1928 (Paris) [sold, "Catalogue d'une vente importante des dessins anciens...", Müller, Amsterdam, July 12-13, 1921, lot 243, to Robert von Hirsch.]

1921 - 1978

Robert von Hirsch, German, 1883 - 1977 (Basel) [sold, "The Robert von Hirsch Collection, Volume One, Old Master Drawings, Paintings, and Medieval Miniatures", London, Sotheby's, June 20, 1978, lot 4, to Bernard Breslauer.]

1978 - 2003

Bernard H. Breslauer, German, 1918 - 2004 (New York), Sold through Sam Fogg Rare Books & Manuscripts (London, England), to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
The Bernard H. Breslauer Collection of Manuscript Illuminations (December 9, 1992 to April 4, 1993) (verso)
  • The Morgan Library & Museum (New York), December 9, 1992 to April 4, 1993
The Glory of the Gothic Page (December 16, 2003 to March 7, 2004) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), December 16, 2003 to March 7, 2004
Images of Violence in the Medieval World (December 21 2004 to March 13, 2005) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), December 21, 2004 to March 13, 2005
Rare Finds: Ten Years of Collecting Manuscripts (February 12 to April 20, 2008) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), February 12 to April 20, 2008
Stories to Watch: Narrative in Medieval Manuscripts (February 22 to May 15, 2011) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), February 22 to May 15, 2011
Gothic Grandeur: Manuscript Illumination 1200-1350 (December 13, 2011 to May 13, 2012) (verso)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), December 13, 2011 to May 13, 2012
Hybrid: The Body as Imagery (March 6 to May 27, 2018) (verso)
  • Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City), March 6 to May 27, 2018
Bibliography
Bibliography

Frederik Müller & Cie, Amsterdam. Dessins anciens, collection R..., de Paris, principalement des écoles des Pays-Bas et de l'Allemagne. July 12-13, 1921, p. 51, lot 243.

Swarzenski, Georg. "Ein Einzelblatt aus einer romanischen Apokalypse." Städel-Jahrbuch 2 (1922), pp. 5-10, fig. 1.

Swarzenski, Georg, and Rosy Schilling, eds. Die Illuminierten Handschriften und Einzelminiaturen des Mittelalters und der Renaissance in Frankfurter Besitz (Frankfurt am Main: Frankfurter Bibliophilen-Gesellschaft, 1929), pp. 132-134, p. 35, no. 38, fig. 19.

Sotheby Parke Bernet and Co., London. The Robert von Hirsch Collection: Old Master Drawings, Paintings, and Medieval Miniatures. June 20, 1978, vol. 1, pp. 10-11, lot 4, ill.

Avril, François, et al. Manuscrits enluminés de la péninsule Ibérique (Paris: La Bibliothèque nationale, 1982), pp. 65-66, under no. 71, pp. 65-66, under no. 71.

Los Beatos: Europalia '85. España, exh. cat. (Brussels: Bibliothèque royale Albert Ier, 1985), p. 120, no. 24.

Schiller, Gertrud. Ikonographie der christlichen Kunst. Vol. 5, Die Apokalypse des Johannes, Texttile (Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus Gerd Mohn, 1990), p. 134, under no. 6.

Schiller, Gertrud. Ikonographie der christlichen Kunst. Vol. 5, Die Apokalypse des Johannes, Bildteil (Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus Gerd Mohn, 1991), pp. 142-43, 540-41, fig. 603.

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, 30, 108-9, no. 29, ill., cover ill.

Avril, François. Review of The Bernard H. Breslauer Collection of Manuscript Illumination, by William M. Voelkle and Roger S. Wieck. Bulletin du bibliophile 1 (1993), p. 164.

Bennett, Adelaide. Review of The Bernard H. Breslauer Collection of Manuscript Illuminations, by William M. Voelkle and Roger S. Wieck. Studies in Iconography 15 (1993), pp. 270-71.

Williams, John. The Illustrated Beatus: A Corpus of Illustrations of the Commentary on the Apocalypse. Vol. 1, Introduction (London: Harvey Miller Publishers. 1994), pp. 11, 184-85.

Beato de Liébana, Códice del Monasterio Cisterciense de San Andrés de Arroyo (Barcelona: M. Moleiro Editor, 1998), pp. 40, 62, 133, 293, passim, ill. in facsimile volume.

Williams, John. The Illustrated Beatus: A Corpus of Illustrations of the Commentary on the Apocalypse. Vol. 5, The Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries (London: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2003), pp. 43-47, fig. 507.

The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collections. 7th ed. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2007), pp. 54, 64, ill.

Morrison, Elizabeth. Beasts: Factual & Fantastic (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum; London: The British Library, 2007), pp. 37-39, fig. 28.

Waldmann, Klaus. "Come in un film: Vedere la Storia al Getty Museum." Alumina Pagine Miniate 9, no. 33 (April-June 2011), pp. 58-59, ill.

de Hamel, Christopher. The Medieval World at Our Fingertips (London: Harvey Miller, 2018), pp. 50.