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Leaf from a Doge’s Commission: Marlay cutting It. 43

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Current Location: In storage

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Leaf from a Doge’s Commission

Maker(s)

Artist: Master To. Ve.

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Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 230 x 158 mm

CONTENTS: Leaf from a commission from Doge Andrea Gritti (r. 1523-1539) appointing Pietro Dechataipetra (de Tagliapietra) as podestà of Vicenza (1535)

DECORATION: Arch-topped miniature of St Mark the Evangelist with his lion, watched by St Peter against a background of mountains and sky, the text of the commission presented on a trompe-l’oeuil flattened scroll below, and the whole surrounded by a border of scrolling flowers and foliage on a dark ground with oval medallion containing half-length portrait of St Sebastian in the right margin and Tagliapietra arms in a cartouche suspended by a ribbon in front of a mountainous landscape in the lower margin.

ORNAMENTATION: Epigraphic capitals in gold for the beginning of the text.

Notes

History note: Guglielmo Libri (1803-1869), ‘Libri no. 563’ pencilled on verso, not identified in Libri sales

Place(s) associated

  • Venice

Acquisition and important dates

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

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Project

  • Cambridge Illuminated

Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support composed of parchment

Techniques used in production

Illumination

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Identification numbers

Accession number: Marlay cutting It. 43
Primary reference Number: 176648
Project ID: 1387
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 2 September 2020 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

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

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