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Historiated miniature of Virgin and Child, plus woman in attire of Augustinian nun. Gold and painted border design, initials, rubrics, placemarkers.

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Historiated miniature of Virgin and Child, plus woman in attire of Augustinian nun.  Gold and painted border design, initials, rubrics, placemarkers.

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Names
Russi, Franco dei (fl. 1453-1482) (Illuminator)
Collection

Missal for Augustinian use.]

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1463
Place Term: Ferrara or Venice
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Collection Ms. 61
Topics
Jesus Christ
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint
Nuns
Notes
Ownership : Purchased for Spencer from Erwin Rosenthal; accessioned 1954.

Content : Dictionary Catalog. Library dossier.

Content : Strips of vellum behind back pastedown; in Greek?

Content : 1- and 2-line red and blue initials with opposing-color penwork, often with penwork extending far into border. Border designs around historiated initials. Larger gold initials with red and blue penwork. Rubrics

Content : Franco dei Russi

Content : Dated 1463 on f. 192. Latest saint in calendar is Nicholas of Tolentino, canonized 1446. Miniaturesttributed by Ancona (see bibliography) to Franco dei Russi, and she also suggests it was done in Ferrara.

Content : Strips of vellum with writing visible under back pastedown; in Greek? See photo. Attribution as an Augustinian missal comes from layout and decoration of the Proper of the Saints (see dossier).

Content : 1463

Content : 29 lines per page in two columns, ruled with black ink. Catchwords visible. Quinternions are the norm.

Content : Parchment

Content: 40 historiated initials. 24 leaves lost; perhaps there were miniatures on them? Some border drawings have humans/grotesques.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: 81b38c10-c625-012f-29af-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1453: Creator Born
  • 1463: Created
  • 1482: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Historiated miniature of Virgin and Child, plus woman in attire of Augustinian nun. Gold and painted border design, initials, rubrics, placemarkers." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1463. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ecc2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Historiated miniature of Virgin and Child, plus woman in attire of Augustinian nun. Gold and painted border design, initials, rubrics, placemarkers." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 7, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ecc2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1463). Historiated miniature of Virgin and Child, plus woman in attire of Augustinian nun. Gold and painted border design, initials, rubrics, placemarkers. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ecc2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Historiated miniature of Virgin and Child, plus woman in attire of Augustinian nun.  Gold and painted border design, initials, rubrics, placemarkers.