Leaf on vellum from a Missal
NORTH ITALIAN ILLUMINATOR (1510-20])
4-line initial 'I' in burnished gold on panel of fine, pen-drawn maiblumen ornament with marginal flourishes (recto).
Size of leaf: 320 x 223mm. 17 lines in large, liturgical hand (with some variation in size). Rubricated and with yellow capital strokes, lightly ruled in brown.
An attractive Missal leaf, with a lesson from St John, in remarkably fine condition with wide margins (in which pin-pricks are visible). The minuscules are tall and narrow, contrasting nicely with the breadth of the majuscules. Signature 'dII' written in outer margin alongside the bottom line.
Remnants of adhesive labels on verso, minor discolouration along outer margin.
Stock Code: 232050