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Cutting from a Doge’s Commission

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  • Illuminated Manuscript. Cutting from a Doge’s Commission. Master To. Ve. Latin, humanistic cursive. CONTENTS: Marlay cutting It. 42a, first page of a Commission from Doge Andrea Gritti (r. 1523-1538) appointing Antonio Barbaro Podestà of Brescia (NOS ANDREAS GRITI DEI GRATIA DUX VENETIARUM ETC). Marlay cutting It. 42b, opening lines of a commission appointing Gregorino de []nelli a Councillor in Corfu (consiliarius corphoi) for two years. DECORATION: Marlay cutting It. 42b the Virgin and Child enthroned between St Dominic and St Bernard, who presents the holder of the commission to the Virgin, the scene framed by two pillars and a plinth with words DIV ET FELIX, with traces of a border in grey with arms and shields in gold. ORNAMENTATION: Marlay cutting It. 42a, opening lines of text written in gold on a red cartouche surmounted by the lion of St Mark standing beside the sea near a cliff-top castle, surrounded by a full border in gold chiaroscuro on grey with arms, trophies, portrait heads and dolphins linked by ribbons; two gold initials [1-2 ll.] on square grounds of solid blue. Marlay cutting It. 42b, one blue initial [2 ll.] Parchment, Marlay cutting It. 42b has been cut to fit and pasted over the text section of Marlay cutting It. 42a and is now partially lifted. Marlay cutting It. 42a 219 x 150 mm. Marlay cutting It. 42b 77 x 102 mm. 1523-1538. Production Place: Venice, Italy.
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