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Cutting from the Missals of Pope Clement VII: Marlay cutting It. 33a

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Cutting from the Missals of Pope Clement VII


Artist: Giallo, Jacopo del




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, traces of earlier paper mounts on verso, 317 x 33 mm

DECORATION: Vertical inhabited border with scrolling foliage and medallions on black ground, the medallions housing skeletons, skulls, crossbones, Medici emblem of falcon with diamond ring and motto Semper, inscriptions Clem and VII in two roundels, and Death with scythe.


History note: Pope Clement VII (r. 1523-1534); Abate Luigi Celotti (c.1768-c.1846); his sale, Christie’s, London, 26 May 1825, lot 63 (Marlay cutting It. 35) and part of lot 74 (Marlay cuttings It. 33 and It. 34); Thomas Miller Whitehead

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  • Rome ⪼ Italy

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Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


16th Century, first half#
Circa 1523 CE - Circa 1534 CE

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  • Cambridge Illuminated

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Support composed of paper parchment

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Accession number: Marlay cutting It. 33a
Primary reference Number: 176571
Project ID: 1381
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 11 April 2023 Last processed: Thursday 3 August 2023

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

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