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; ornate border incorporating strawberries, sweet william, bachelor's buttons, and other flowers, with details that include a coat of arms, peacock, snail, and flying insect; large finely painted four-line initial depicting the Martyrdom of Saint Catherine, she kneels in the foreground before a priest, her hands are bound, and she is blind-folded, her crown lies on the ground, behind her a soldier is unsheathing his sword, the wheel is in the background; verso of the leaf with eleven lines of text and rubrication only, framed, remnants of old mount along top edge verso, old parchment tab or repair to left margin with some minor surface paint loss, 17 x 11 3/4 in.
Estimate $500-700

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.