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Clovio, Giulio (1498-1578) (Artist)

Renaissance and medieval manuscripts collection, ca. 850-ca. 1600.

Towneley Lectionary.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: ca. 1550?
Place Term: Italy
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MA 91
Content : Listed in De Ricci, Seymour, Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York. N.Y.: H.W. Wilson, 1935; and Supplement, New York, N.Y.: Bibliographical Society of America, 1962.

Ownership : Executed for Cardinal Alexander Farnese who presented it to Pope Paul III (1534-49); purchased ca. 1800 by Charles Towneley; Towneley sale (1883) to Quaritch; sold 1889 to Robert Lenox Kennedy.

Content : 1-line and 4-line gold, red and blue initials, some with decoration surrounding them -- see f. 14, 24. Frame-like borders around images and text names, which contain human figures as well as elaborate designs.

Content : 16 long lines. Ruled in extremely light pencil, often only visible at an angle. Occasional prickings visible.

Content : De Ricci, 1329. Mirth article. Library dossier. Chart by Dr. G.B. Guest

Content : Giorgio Giulio Clovio

Content : Parchment

Content: Six full-page images: ff. 5v, 6v, 11v, 16, 20v, 23v . 6 smaller miniatures: ff. 2, 4, 7, 12, 17, 21. Elaborate borders.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b12455533
UUID: decf0c00-c5cb-012f-cab3-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • : Created
  • 1498: Creator Born
  • 1578: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Towneley Lectionary [blank page]." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-c70d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. "Towneley Lectionary [blank page]." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 6, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-c70d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. Towneley Lectionary [blank page]. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e3-c70d-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Towneley Lectionary [blank page].