Lot 77 of 145:
Illuminated 15th century vellum leaf  

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Estimate:
$2,000 - $3,000

Title:
Single Leaf on vellum, from a Calendar (May), illuminated in colors and liquid gold

Author:
**

Place:
Northern France

Publisher:

Date:
mid-15th century

Description:
Single leaf. On recto, a large roundel in margin framed in liquid gold enclosing a man in a red tunic riding a white horse and holding a hawk in his left hand, full border decoration of simple foliage terminating in coloured flowers, bulbous fleshy leaves and liquid gold ivy leaves and bezantes with sprays of colored and gold foliage at head and foot of page, 16 lines of text in liquid gold, blue or red in a fine accomplished Gothic bookhand with line fillers in blue, pink and liquid gold, large initial KL in blue and pink touched with white penwork on liquid gold ground; on verso, text as above with a single border panel of foliage. 240x167 mm. Lovely example of a 15th century French calendar leaf on vellum.

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Condition:
Fine condition.


 
Item number:
199004
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