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ID: 700002310Record Type: Movable Work
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Getty Epistles (manuscript (document genre); Master of the Getty Epistles (French, active around 1528 - a...; around 1520-1530; J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles, Los A...; 83.MA.64; Ms. Ludwig I 15)
Note: 112 folios + 2 flyleaves, 2 full-page miniatures, 2 decorated borders. The Epistles or letters of Saint Paul, part of the New Testament, became increasingly popular study texts in the 1500s. Humanist scholars and church reformers read them anew, inspiring luxurious copies such as this French manuscript. Elaborate borders indebted to both Italian Renaissance and Northern European art surround the manuscript's two full-page miniatures and the two facing text pages. The architectural borders of the miniature pages share many elements with contemporary Italian architecture, both being inspired by ancient Roman buildings. The fruit and flower borders of the text pages, on the other hand, draw on Flemish designs. The layout of the text on the page followed the design used in contemporary Italian printing, and the easily readable humanist script also found its inspiration in Italian manuscripts and printed books. The Master of the Getty Epistles, the leading artist in a workshop that specialized in illuminating devotional books, may have painted this book in the Loire valley.
Titles:
Getty Epistles (preferred,C,U,English-P,U,U)
Ms. Ludwig I 15 (C,U,MD,undetermined,U,U)
Catalog Level: volume
Work Types:
manuscript (documents) [300028569] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Information Forms (hierarchy name), information forms (objects), document genres, <documents by conditions of production>)
books [300028051]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Information Forms (hierarchy name), information forms (objects), information artifacts, <information artifacts by physical form>)
epistolary [300026465]
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (hierarchy name), Information Forms (hierarchy name), information forms (objects), document genres, <documents by function>, religious texts, liturgical texts, lectionaries)

Classifications:
manuscripts (preferred)

Creation Date: around 1520-1530

Creator Display:
Master of the Getty Epistles (French, active around 1528 - around 1549) [preferred,JPGM]
Master of the Getty Epistles (French illuminator, active ca. 1528 -ca. 1549) [500023039]
Locations:
Current: J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles, Los Angeles county, California, United States) [500329598] J. Paul Getty Museum, J. Paul Getty Trust, Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: 83.MA.64; Ms. Ludwig I 15
Other: Creation: France [1000070] Europe (continent), World (facet) (Geographic)
Display Materials: Tempera colors and gold paint on parchment bound between pasteboard covered with French seventeenth-century red morocco
tempera [300015062]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>, paint (coating), <paint by composition or origin>, water-base paint)
gilt paint [300343596]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>, paint (coating), <paint by composition or origin>, metallic paint)
parchment (animal material) [300011851]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by origin>, biological material, animal material, processed animal material)
pasteboard (paper) [300162474]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by form>, <materials by physical form>, <fiber and fiber by product>, <fiber by product>, paper (fiber product), <paper by form>)
morocco (leather) [300227857]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (hierarchy name), materials (substances), <materials by origin>, biological material, animal material, processed animal material, leather, <leather by process>, vegetable-tanned leather, vegetable-tanned goatskin)

Dimensions: Leaf: 16.5 x 10.3 cm (6 1/2 x 4 1/16 in.)
Cultures:
French (preferred)

Style/Period/Group/Movement:
Renaissance [300021140] (preferred,style)
.....(Styles and Periods Facet, Styles and Periods (hierarchy name), <styles| periods| and cultures by region>, European, <Renaissance-Baroque styles and periods>)

General Subject:
religion and mythology (preferred )

Specific Subjects:
Epistles [1000930]
.....((Bible, New Testament, Bible, Named written and performed works, Literature and Performing Arts)) (ICON)

Inscriptions: Secondary Inscription: Inscribed on second folio, a description of the contents in English.
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Movable Works
Sources and Contributors:
Getty Epistles........ [JPGM]
........ J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
Ms. Ludwig I 15........ [VP]
........ J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
Subject: ....... [VP,JPGM]
Note:
English ..... [JPGM,VP]
..... J. Paul Getty Museum database for collections (2000-)
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