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Frontispiece and initial M.

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Frontispiece and initial M.
Additional title: Opening of text with rubrics in rustic capitals, large illuminated initial, architectural border design, landscape, putti holding arms.
Horace (Author)
Giorgio, d'Alemagna (fl. 1441-1476) (Illuminator)


Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1480 (Approximate)
Place: Ferrara
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Collection Ms. 48
Ownership: Arms on f. 1: of the Alcenago family, or the Gonzaga library? May also be Medici "palle". Collection of William Horatio Crawford at Lakelands, co. Cork. Bought for Spencer from Dr. Erwin Rosenthal, 1944.
Content: De Ricci, Supplement, 333. A.C. de la Mare entry. Library dossier.
Content: 28 long lines per page, ruled in drypoint. Occasional prickmarks visible. Quire signatures visible. Collation: 14 quires of ten folios each, followed by one of nine folios.
Content: Parchment
Content: Some illuminated initials have human figures; putti in border of f. 1.
Content: "Rubrics" in red, brown, green and purple, in rustic capitals. 2-line blue initials. Border designs and illuminated initials.
Content: Bartolomeo Sanvito
Content: Dated to ca. 1470. According to note in dossier, a visiting scholar believed the illumination in this ms. also to be by Bartolomeo Sanvito, as well as the writing.
Content: 1
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b4c13a60-c60d-012f-d113-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1480: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Frontispiece and initial M." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1480. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ec53-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Frontispiece and initial M." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 17, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ec53-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1480). Frontispiece and initial M. Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ec53-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Frontispiece and initial M.