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Cutting from an antiphonal

Object Details


Cutting from an antiphonal


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




Italy (Place Created)


early 16th century


Tempera and gold leaf on parchment

Object Number:

Ms. 104 (2009.51)


Leaf: 16.5 × 16.5 cm (6 1/2 × 6 1/2 in.)

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- 1838

On behalf of William Young Ottley, English, 1771 - 1836 [sold, "Catalogue of the Very Beautiful Collection of Highly Finished and Illumined Miniature Paintings, the Property of the Late William Ottley, Esq.", Sotheby's, London, May 11, 1838, to Sir Robert Stayner Holford. ]

1838 - 1892

Sir Robert Stayner Holford, English, 1808 - 1892 (England), by inheritance to George L. Holford, 1892.

1892 - 1927

Lieut. Col. Sir George Lindsay Holford, British, 1860 - 1926 (London) [sold, "The Holford Library Part I, Catalogue of the Magnificent Series of Illuminations on Vellum", Sotheby's, London, July 12, 1927, lot 32, to Eric Korner.]

1927 - 1980

Eric Korner, German, 1893 - 1980, by descent through the Korner family.

1980 - 2009

Korner Family, German, [sold, "Medieval Illuminated Miniatures and the Korner Hours from the Collection of the Late Eric Korner", Sotheby's, London, July 7, 2009, lot 113, to the J. Paul Getty Museum.]

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

de Hamel, Christopher. The Medieval World at Our Fingertips (London: Harvey Miller, 2018), pp. 214.

Christie's, London. Catalogue of [...] illumined miniature paintings [...] taken from the Choral Books of the Papal Chapel in the Vatican, during the French Revolution [...] collected and brought into this Country by the Abate Celotti. May 26, 1825, p. 10, lot 24.

Sotheby's, London. Catalogue of the Very Beautiful Collection of Highly Finished and Illumined Miniature Paintings, The Property of the Late William Young Ottley, Esq. May 11, 1838, p. 6, lot 65.

Sotheby's, London. The Holford Library, Part I. July 12, 1927, p. 28, lot 32.

Benson, Robert H. The Holford Collection: Dorchester House. 2 vols. (Oxford: Oxford University Press; London: Humphrey Milford, 1927), vol. I, p. 7, no. 66c.

Sotheby's, London. Medieval Illuminated Miniatures and The Korner Hours. July 7, 2009, pp. 30-31, lot 113, ill.

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, 83, front cover ill, ill.