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Leaf from the Antiphonal of Cardinal Bessarion

Object Details

Title:

Leaf from the Antiphonal of Cardinal Bessarion

Artist/Maker:

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

Culture:

Italian

Place:

Italy (Place Created)

Date:

about 1455–1461

Medium:

Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment

Object Number:

Ms. 99 (2007.30)

Dimensions:

Leaf: 71.1 × 51.4 cm (28 × 20 1/4 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
possibly by 1925/1937 -

probably Sir John Murray V, Scottish, 1884 - 1967

- 1969

Robert Lehman, American, 1891 - 1969 (New York), By inheritance to his son, Robin Lehman.

1969 - 2004

Robin Lehman, American, , Sold to Jörn Günther Antiquariat, 2004.

2005 - 2006

Private Collection, Sold to Jörn Günther Antiquariat.

2006 - 2007

Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books AG [sold, "Collecting Miniatures, Brochure No. 9", Dr. Jörn Günther Antiquariat, Hamburg, 2006, lot 37, to the J. Paul Getty Museum.]

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Treasures of a Lost Art: Italian Manuscript Painting of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (June 7 to August 31, 2003) (recto)
  • California Palace of the Legion of Honor (San Francisco), June 7 to August 31, 2003
Cosmè Tura e Francesco del Cossa: L'arte a Ferrara nell'età di Borso d'Este (September 23, 2007 to January 6, 2008) (recto)
  • Palazzo dei Diamanti (Ferrara), September 23, 2007 to January 6, 2008
Rare Finds: Ten Years of Collecting Manuscripts (February 12 to April 20, 2008) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), February 12 to April 20, 2008
Temptation and Salvation: The Psalms of King David (June 9 to August 16, 2009) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), June 9 to August 16, 2009
Renaissance Splendors of the Northern Italian Courts (March 31 to June 21, 2015) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), March 31 to June 21, 2015
Traversing the Globe through Illuminated Manuscripts (January 22 to June 26, 2016) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), January 22 to June 26, 2016
Bibliography
Bibliography

de Ricci, Seymour, and William J. Wilson. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. 2 vols. (New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1937; repr., New York: Kraus Reprint Corporation, 1961) vol. 2, p.1713, B. 4.

Canova, Giordana Mariani. "Il Recupero di un complesso librario dimenticato: I corali quattrocenteschi di S. Giorgio Maggiore a Venezia." Arte Veneta 27 (1973), p. 62, n. 54.

Canova, Giordana Mariani. "Una illustre serie liturgica ricostruita: i corali del bessarione già all'annunziata di cesena." Saggi e Memorie di storia dell'arte 11 (1978), pp. 7, 9-20, 129-145.

Palladino, Pia. Treasures of a Lost Art: Italian Manuscript Painting of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2003), pp. 78-79, 83-87, ill.

Toniolo, Federica. "Ferrara nelle miniature del Rinascimento della Fondazione Giorgio Cini." Saggi e memorie di storia dell'arte 27 (2003), p. 135, fig. 8.

Freuler, Gaudenz. "Studi recenti sulla miniatura rinascimentale italiana: Appunti su una mostra americana (Parte III)." Arte Cristiana 825, no. 92 (November-December, 2004), pp. 403-4.

Freuler, Gaudenz. Italian Miniatures from the Twelfth to the Sixteenth Centuries. 2 vols. (Milan: Silvana Editoriale Spa, 2013), vol. 2, pp. 758-61, fig. a.

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, 48-49, ill.