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3 edition of Western manuscripts and miniatures found in the catalog.

Western manuscripts and miniatures

Sotheby & Co. (London, England)

Western manuscripts and miniatures

Sale LN5691 : including a manuscript of the letters of Abelard and Heloise : Day ofsale: Tuesday 5th December 1995....

by Sotheby & Co. (London, England)

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Published by Sotheby"s in London .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination103p. :
Number of Pages103
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19304831M

The trade with single leaves from dismembered medieval manuscripts has accelerated during the last years. It was usually reserved for special books: an altar Bible, for example. Beforebooks were generally produced in monasteries. This leaf is from Northern Germany, possibly Hildesheim, from around and is from a Psalter and Prayerbook in Latin, with a gold leaf border. They were often used for legal documents and receipts.

An important patron of the arts, Maharao Ram Singh II of Kota is depicted in a striking illuminated miniature dated c. It is stored in an accompanying leather carrying pouch of contemporary design with silk-lining and leather strap detached on one side which would have made it easily transportable during pilgrimage. The month February. Pictures have thus recorded and published documentation, that otherwise would have been lost forever. The sturdy Roman letters of the early Middle Ages gradually gave way to scripts such as Uncial and half-Uncial, especially in the British Isleswhere distinctive scripts such as insular majuscule and insular minuscule developed.

Entering the 13th century, we reach the period when the miniature may be said to justify the modern false etymology which has connected the title with minuteness. Accompanied as it was with profuse decoration in border and initial, it set the pattern for the later Continental schools of the West. The materials support both the study of the history of the book and the cultural and artistic history of Europe from the ninth century onward. With the Norman Conquest this remarkable native school died. They are in a more perfect condition and on a larger scale than the Ambrosian fragments, and they therefore offer better opportunity for examining method and technique. This example has several decorated initials.


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Western manuscripts and miniatures book

In the medieval and Renaissance manuscripts were digitized through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and are now available online.

Pichhwai paintings originated in the holy town of Nathdwara, Rajasthan, and typically illustrate scenes from the life of Lord Krishna. With the Norman Conquest this remarkable native school died.

The European and Oriental Manuscripts were largely the gift of Mrs. They are similar in style and treatment with the pictorial art of the later Roman classical period. Besides the greater elasticity of the figuredrawing, there is a parallel development in the designs of the backgrounds.

The Flemish miniature affected extreme softness and depth of color; also an ever-increasing carefulness in the treatment of details, of the draperies, of the expression of the features: the Flemish type of the Virgin's face, for example, with its full, high forehead, can never be mistaken.

The English school gradually retrogrades and, owing no doubt to political causes and to the wars with France, appears to have produced no work of much value. Accompanied as it was with profuse decoration in border and initial, it set the pattern for the later Continental schools of the West.

This leaf has pen flourishing on the recto and the verso has an illuminated initial in the first column and a historiated initial depicting King Solomon in the letter "O" in the second column. The design was then traced or drawn onto the vellum possibly with the aid of pinpricks or other markings, as in the case of the Lindisfarne Gospels.

The words of classical and medieval writers—among them Aristotle, Terence, Cicero, Virgil, Augustine of Hippo, and Isidore of Seville—are also represented. But the early Middle Ages provide but few landmarks to guide the student; and it is only when he emerges into the 12th century, with its frescoes and miniatures still bearing the impress of the Byzantine tradition, that he can be satisfied that the connection has always existed during the intervening centuries.

Measuring an impressive by mm, the scene is colourfully decorated with a great range of animals including fish, turtles, storks, monkeys and parrots as well as deities flying in the sky.

There was a greater demand for books; and vellum was limited in quantity and had to go further. Decorative impressions are made to adhere the leaf VIII. In general, the Italian miniature, before its great expansion in the 14th century, is far behind the miniatures of the north.

Silverpoint drawings are sketched III. European and Oriental manuscripts The arts of illumination and calligraphy in both the western and eastern traditions are exemplified in these collections.

Many were illuminated with miniatures, decorated initials and floral borders. Originally this would have been used by military powers in the Roman Empire when planning the moving of troops. Provenance so far unidentified, in lack of miniatures 18th c.

The vivid scarlet of the Italian miniaturists is peculiarly their own. Main article: History of miniature illuminated manuscript The 63rd page of the Book of Hours Use of Utrechtcirca —65, ink, tempera, and gold on vellum, binding: brown Morocco over original wooden boards, overall: 5. And yet there was one class of manuscript which came into the greatest prominence and which was at the same time liturgical.

Books in general exchanged their form from the large folio to the octavo and smaller sizes.Western Manuscripts and Miniatures The Hours of Isabella d'Este, use of Rome, in Latin, opulently illuminated manuscript on parchment, Italy, c.

The thrill of holding a handwritten book, perhaps once owned by a king, a Pope or a celebrated Renaissance scholar, has long set manuscripts apart from all other category of book. Leading antique dealer, Les Enluminures offers for sale and buys original illuminated manuscripts books of hours rare books miniatures gold rings and works of art from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, focusing on Books of Hours and miniatures.

Buy and collect medieval manuscripts. Get this from a library! Catalogue of Western manuscripts and miniatures: including the Hours of Nicolas von Firmian, Flanders, c ; The Book of Solomon, glossed, Paris, c.

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Catalogue of Western by Sotheby

Benno's College manuscript on Medieval Welsh poetry, c. ; a large Flemish book of hours, with 12 full-page miniatures ; two Aristotle manuscripts, one from the Library of Coluccio Salutati ; the.

Find Western Manuscripts and Miniatures by Sotheby's at Biblio. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers including one with the device of Antoine Verard and over large and small miniatures, Paris, c, a Book of Hours of Sarum Use with 49 miniatures by the Bedford Master, Paris, c, a Dutch Book.

London: Sotheby, Parke Bernet & Co., 8vo stiff paper wrappers, dust jacket pages. Western Manuscripts and Miniatures (#) 02 July | BST. Auction information.

Western Manuscripts Miniatures

Leaf from an early Book of Hours, with a yellow rabbit, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [France, late thirteenth or perhaps early fourteenth century] View details.