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The Temperate and the Intemperate: Miniature from Valerius Maximus, Faits et dits mémorables des romains, translation by Simon de Hesdin and Nicolas de Gonesse of Facta et dicta memorabilia

Object Details

Title:

The Temperate and the Intemperate: Miniature from Valerius Maximus, Faits et dits mémorables des romains, translation by Simon de Hesdin and Nicolas de Gonesse of Facta et dicta memorabilia

Artists/Makers:

Master of the Dresden Prayer Book (Flemish, active about 1480 - 1515)

Valerius Maximus

Simon de Hesdin (French, died 1383)

Nicolas de Gonesse (French, about 1364 - ?)

Culture:

Flemish

Place:

Bruges, Belgium (Place Created)

Date:

about 1475–1480

Medium:

Tempera colors and ink

Object Number:

Ms. 43 (91.MS.81)

Dimensions:

Leaf: 17.5 × 19.4 cm (6 7/8 × 7 5/8 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
by 1930

William H. Schab Gallery, Inc.
Source: Catalogue no. 1, New York: 1930, no. 62.

- 1972

Louis V. Randall, Canadian, born German, 1873 - 1972, by inheritance to his wife, 1972.

1972 - 1990

Suzanne Lapointe, German / Canadian,

1990 - 1991

Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books AG, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1991.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Canada Collects: European paintings 1860-1960 (January 19 to February 21, 1960) (recto)
  • Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (Montréal), January 19 to February 21, 1960
Manuscripts and Americans: An Exhibition in Honor of Franklin D. Murphy (July 21 to October 18, 1992) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), July 21 to October 18, 1992
Illuminating the Past: Historical Texts of the Middle Ages and Renaissance (February 2 to April 11, 1993) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), February 2 to April 11, 1993
Illuminated Secular Manuscripts (January 24 to April 9, 1995) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), January 24 to April 9, 1995
Illuminating the Mind's Eye: Memory and Medieval Book Arts (July 23 to October 6, 1996) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), July 23 to October 6, 1996
Masterpieces of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript illumination (December 16, 1997 to March 22, 1998) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), December 16, 1997 to March 22, 1998
Flemish Illumination of the Late Middle Ages (November 3, 1998 to January 17, 1999) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), November 3, 1998 to January 17, 1999
A Treasury of Fifteenth Century Manuscript Illumination (March 26 to June 16, 2002) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), March 26 to June 16, 2002
Cloistered world, Open books (August 16 to November 17, 2002) (recto)
  • Grootseminarie (Bruges), August 16 to November 17, 2002
Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe (June 17, 2003 to February 22, 2004) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), June 17 to September 7, 2003
  • Royal Academy of Arts (London), November 29, 2003 to February 22, 2004
Shrine and Shroud: Textiles in Illuminated Manuscripts (June 28 to October 2, 2005) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), June 28 to October 2, 2005
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry: Food in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (October 13, 2015 to January 3, 2016) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), October 13, 2015 to January 3, 2016
Bibliography
Bibliography

Canada Collects: European paintings 1860-1960, exh. cat. (Montreal: Museum of Fine Arts, 1960), pp. 54, 61, no. 167, ill.

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"Acquisitions/1991." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 20 (1992), p. 150, no. 34, ill.

The J. Paul Getty Museum Handbook of the Collections. 4th ed. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1997), p. 86, ill.

Masterpieces of the J. Paul Getty Museum: Illuminated Manuscripts (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1997), pp. 98-99, no. 41, ill., frontispiece ill., entry by Thomas Kren.

Brinkmann, Bodo. Die flämische Buchmalerei am ende des Burgunderreichs: Der Meister des Dresdener Gebetbuchs und die Miniaturisten seiner Zeit. 2 vols. (Turnhout: Brepols, 1997), pp. 106-7, pl. 10.

Uytven, Raymond van. De zinnelijke middeleeuwen (Leuven: Davidsfonds, 1998), p. 65, ill.

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Kren, Thomas, and Scot McKendrick, eds. Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe, exh. cat. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003), pp. 4, 201, under no. 44, entry by Thomas Kren; 207, 256, under no. 66, entry by Scot McKendrick; 259, under no 67, entry by Thomas Kren; 274-275 no. 73, ill., entry by Thomas Kren.

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Ainsworth, Maryan W. ""Diverse Patterns Pertaining to the Crafts of Painters or Illuminators": Gerard David and the Bening Workshop." Master Drawings 41, no. 3 (2003), pp. 241-65.

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Southgate, M. Therese. "The Cover."The Journal of the American Medical Association 293, no. 5 (February 2, 2005), p. 529, cover ill., ill.

Belozerskaya, Marina. "Good Dog: Model Canines in Renaissance Manuscripts." In Tributes in Honor of James H. Marrow: Studies in Painting and Manuscript Illumination of the Late Middle Ages and Northern Renaissance. Jeffrey F. Hamburger and Anne S. Korteweg, eds. (London and Turnhout: Harvey Miller Publishers, 2006), pp. 67-68, fig. 1.

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Kren, Thomas. Illuminated Manuscripts from Belgium and the Netherlands in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2010), pp. 24-25, 35, 87, ill.

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Black, Maggie. The Medieval Cookbook. Rev. ed. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2012), frontispiece ill.

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