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Miniature showing the young Roman woman giving milk from her breast to her condemned mother, while the jailer, holding the key, observes them through a barred window. Initial, rubric, border design.

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Title
Miniature showing the young Roman woman giving milk from her breast to her condemned mother, while the jailer, holding the key, observes them through a barred window. Initial, rubric, border design.
Names
Boccaccio, Giovanni (1313-1375) (Author)
Collection

cleres et nobles femmes.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1450 (Approximate)
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Collection Ms. 033
Topics
Women
Notes
Ownership: Arms f. 3, attributed to Claude, seigneur de Vissac (dates exceed 1415 - 1476). Obtained in early 18th century by Hobart passed to Lord Mostyn. His sale at Sotheby's (1920) to Sabin. Mme. Theophile Belin. Purchased for Spencer, 1936.
Content: De Ricci, 1342. Dictionary Catalog, 902. Sale catalog, Friedman and Bozzolo. Library dossier.
Content: Leaves have been removed from the manuscript -- originally there were 105 miniatures, now there are 76. The 78 folios are preceded and followed by two vellum folios and four paper folios.
Content: 46 lines per page in two columns, ruled in black or red ink. Some signatures survive.
Content: Parchment
Content: 76 miniatures (one at beginning of each chapter).
Content: Floreate border on pages with miniatures. Illuminated blue and red 4-line initials on gold fields open each chapter. Rubrics.
Content: Mai^tre Franois, associate of
Content: Notes in dossier date to ca. 1470. Originally, the manuscript must have had 105 miniatures. Friedman places it in Paris or the Ile-de-France.
Content: f. 78r-v contains a list of rubrics, with 104 chapters listed.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f6a430b0-c6ce-012f-4585-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1313: Creator Born
  • 1375: Creator Died
  • 1450: Created
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

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Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Miniature showing the young Roman woman giving milk from her breast to her condemned mother, while the jailer, holding the key, observes them through a barred window. Initial, rubric, border design." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1450. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ebd6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Miniature showing the young Roman woman giving milk from her breast to her condemned mother, while the jailer, holding the key, observes them through a barred window. Initial, rubric, border design." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 26, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ebd6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1450). Miniature showing the young Roman woman giving milk from her breast to her condemned mother, while the jailer, holding the key, observes them through a barred window. Initial, rubric, border design. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ebd6-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Miniature showing the young Roman woman giving milk from her breast to her condemned mother, while the jailer, holding the key, observes them through a barred window.  Initial, rubric, border design.