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Illuminated Manuscript Leaf Attributed to Francesco di Lorenzo Roselli (1445-1513)

Auction:
2865B
Lot:
208
Sold for:
$3,198$2,600

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2865B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 15, 2015 11:00AM

Description:

Illuminated Manuscript Leaf Attributed to Francesco di Lorenzo Roselli (1445-1513)
Single leaf on parchment, the initial leaf at the opening of Matins, from the Hours of the Virgin, large historiated initial with Virgin and Child, full border of pink and blue acanthus leaves, foliage, flowers, with a classical vase and putti, three rondelles in the margins, two with portraits, one with a knotwork design, all with gold embellishments; with retouching, trimmed to the edge of the border, 5 3/4 x 3 7/8 in.
Estimate $3,000-5,000


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Keywords

Francesco di Lorenzo Roselli, Acanthus, Book design, Historiated initial, Illuminated manuscript, Initial

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