11-18-2018 11-18-2018
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3176B Boston
November 18, 2018 11:00 AMCalender

Illuminated Manuscript Leaf.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 3176B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 18, 2018 11:00AM


Illuminated Manuscript Leaf. Finely illuminated folio-format parchment manuscript leaf consisting of eleven lines of vocal music in Latin in black ink with red and blue rubrication, musical notation in a four-line staff; short inscription at the top of the page, "Finitus anno d[omi]ni M.D.xliiii, Bidt voer de[n] scriver," ornate border incorporating strawberries, sweet william, bachelor's buttons, sweetpeas, violets, English daisies, and other flowers, with details that include three coats of arms, a pigeon, several snails, a few flying insects, and two moths; with a large finely painted four-line initial depicting the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary in the top left corner; verso of the leaf with eleven lines of text and rubrication only, framed, remnants of old mount along top edge verso, signs of thumbing and edge discoloration, some reverse mat burn, 17 x 11 3/4 in.
Estimate $500-700

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