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Miniature from the Hours of Albrecht of Brandenburg: Crucifixion: MS 294a

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Current Location: In storage

Titles

Miniature from the Hours of Albrecht of Brandenburg: Crucifixion

Maker(s)

Artist: Bening, Simon

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Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, six leaves with closely trimmed margins, framed illuminated area 175 x 125 mm, no text or ruling on reverse.

DECORATION: Framed miniatures with borders of strewn flowers or devotional objects on coloured grounds or narrative scenes in landscape settings, once at major text divisions in the original manuscript:
MS 294a: Hours of the Cross, Crucifixion with the Virgin, St John, Holy Women, and two thieves, strewn-flower border on bronze ground.

Notes

History note: Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg (1490 – 1545); probably in the Netherlands between 1758 and 1852; in Rome by 1856 when these and many other miniatures, already detached from the manuscript, were purchased by Frederick William Robert Stewart, IV Marquess of Londonderry, KP, PC (1805 –1872), note in his hand and painted medallion recording his ownership on previous mounts; thereafter: Rev. E.S. Dewick (1844 – 1917); purchased from his son by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum, 1918.

Place(s) associated

  • Bruges

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1918) by Dewick (son of E. S. Dewick)

Dating

First quarter of 16th century
Circa 1522 CE - Circa 1523 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Project

  • Cambridge Illuminated

Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment
Page

Techniques used in production

Illumination

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS 294a
Primary reference Number: 169770
Project ID: 104
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 16 August 2021 Last processed: Monday 16 August 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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