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Leaf from a Doge’s Commission: Marlay cutting It. 55

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Titles

Leaf from a Doge’s Commission

Maker(s)

Huntington Master (Artist)

Description

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 200 x 139 mm

CONTENTS: Commission from Doge Pascale Cicogna (1585-1595) to a member of the Capello family.

DECORATION: Full-page oval miniature with Doge enthroned and presenting a richly bound book to the kneeling holder of the commission, with vision of Christ in sky above, framed by a full border of gold formal ornament with the arms of the Capello family in the lower bar.

ORNAMENTATION: The opening lines of the text are written in gold epigraphic capitals.

Notes

History note: Samuel Rogers (1763-1855); acquired from him by Thomas Miller Whitehead in 1855 (note on verso of mount)

Place(s) associated

  • Venice

Acquisition and important dates

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

Dating

Last quarter of 16th century
Circa 1585 CE - Circa 1595 1595 CE

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Gold

Components of the work

Support: composed of parchment

Techniques used in production

Penwork Illumination

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: Marlay cutting It. 55
Primary reference Number: 176699
Project ID: 1400
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 September 2020 Last processed: Friday 21 May 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Leaf (manuscript)" Web page available at: https://collection.beta.fitz.ms/id/object/176699 Accessed: 2021-12-01 06:39:56

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