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Miniature from the Hours of Albrecht of Brandenburg: Crucifixion.: MS 3-1996

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Miniature from the Hours of Albrecht of Brandenburg: Crucifixion.


Artist: Bening, Simon




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 3-1996 : Stabat Mater, Crucifixion with the Virgin and St John, Instruments of the Passion, column and scourges of the Flagellation, cockerel of St Peter’s denial, and empty tomb in border.


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)


Circa 1522 CE - Circa 1523 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Cambridge Illuminated

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Support composed of parchment

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Accession number: MS 3-1996
Primary reference Number: 169775
Project ID: 105
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 4 January 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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

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