29th Nov, 2023 10:00

Books & Works on Paper

  Lot 34

Illuminated manuscript leaf on vellum. The Crucifixion from a Book of Hours, [late c.15th]

The Crucifixation,

A vellum leaf with illuminated manuscript large miniature from a Book of Hours, in Latin,

single leaf, large miniature within an arched compartment, showing the Crucifixion, the Virgin on the left, Saint John the Evangelist on the right, painted in colours and gold above a large initial and 4 lines of text, full border of coloured flowers and fruit with acanthus leaves and a seated ape gazing at a cockerel, verso with 18 lines of text, the miniature in fine condition, foliated '70' in pencil, lightly mounted, 180mm. by 120mm., [northern France (Paris), late fifteenth century]

Provenance: Sotheby’s July 6th. 2006 Lot 26.

Sold for £2,000

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