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  • M221 (detail) The Trinity, Manuscript Leaf from the De Thou Gradual, Gold Leaf and Tempera on Vellum

Paris, 1537

A single leaf foliated XXXIX in red, 8 lines each of text in a large formal gothic liturgical hand and of music on a 4-line red stave, rubrics in red, capitals touched in yellow, a large calligraphic initial “b” infilled in red and green showing men in helmets 53 x 61 mm., a very large historiated initial “B” for the Festival of the Holy Trinity showing Christ and God the Father seated and holding a book.  The Holy Spirit in the form of a dove is suspended above.  Full border in rich designs of colored flowers and fruit and acanthus leaves, on grounds of liquid gold, red, and blue including compartments formed of huge fleurs-de-lys, with coats-of-arms within wreaths.

From a manuscript completed in November 1537 by brother Jérome Fortier, O.F.M., and given to the church of Saint-André-des-Arts by Master Christophe De Thou, advocate in parliament and seigneur of Cely-en-Biere, and Jacqueline Tuelue, his wife.

The Franciscan scribe appears to be otherwise unrecorded.  The patrons Christophe de Thou (d. 1582), premier president du parlement de Paris and his wife Catherine Tuelue, dame de Cely.  Their arms are emblazoned in the border.  They are the parents of Jacques-Auguste de Thou (d. 1617), the great historian, bibliophile and binding patron of the later sixteenth century.  It is not clear whether Jérome Fortier is also the artist, but this is certainly possible.

Size: 509 x 358 mm. (20 x 14 inches)
  • M221 The Trinity, Manuscript Leaf from the De Thou Gradual, Gold Leaf and Tempera on Vellum

Paris, 1537

A single leaf foliated XXXIX in red, 8 lines each of text in a large formal gothic liturgical hand and of music on a 4-line red stave, rubrics in red, capitals touched in yellow, a large calligraphic initial “b” infilled in red and green showing men in helmets 53 x 61 mm., a very large historiated initial “B” for the Festival of the Holy Trinity showing Christ and God the Father seated and holding a book.  The Holy Spirit in the form of a dove is suspended above.  Full border in rich designs of colored flowers and fruit and acanthus leaves, on grounds of liquid gold, red, and blue including compartments formed of huge fleurs-de-lys, with coats-of-arms within wreaths.

From a manuscript completed in November 1537 by brother Jérome Fortier, O.F.M., and given to the church of Saint-André-des-Arts by Master Christophe De Thou, advocate in parliament and seigneur of Cely-en-Biere, and Jacqueline Tuelue, his wife.

The Franciscan scribe appears to be otherwise unrecorded.  The patrons Christophe de Thou (d. 1582), premier president du parlement de Paris and his wife Catherine Tuelue, dame de Cely.  Their arms are emblazoned in the border.  They are the parents of Jacques-Auguste de Thou (d. 1617), the great historian, bibliophile and binding patron of the later sixteenth century.  It is not clear whether Jérome Fortier is also the artist, but this is certainly possible.

Size: 509 x 358 mm. (20 x 14 inches)

M221 The Trinity, Manuscript Leaf from the De Thou Gradual, Gold Leaf and Tempera on Vellum Paris, 1537

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M221 The Trinity, Manuscript Leaf from the De Thou Gradual, Gold Leaf and Tempera on Vellum

Paris, 1537

A single leaf foliated XXXIX in red, 8 lines each of text in a large formal gothic liturgical hand and of music on a 4-line red stave, rubrics in red, capitals touched in yellow, a large calligraphic initial “b” infilled in red and green showing men in helmets 53 x 61 mm., a very large historiated initial “B” for the Festival of the Holy Trinity showing Christ and God the Father seated and holding a book.  The Holy Spirit in the form of a dove is suspended above.  Full border in rich designs of colored flowers and fruit and acanthus leaves, on grounds of liquid gold, red, and blue including compartments formed of huge fleurs-de-lys, with coats-of-arms within wreaths.

From a manuscript completed in November 1537 by brother Jérome Fortier, O.F.M., and given to the church of Saint-André-des-Arts by Master Christophe De Thou, advocate in parliament and seigneur of Cely-en-Biere, and Jacqueline Tuelue, his wife.

The Franciscan scribe appears to be otherwise unrecorded.  The patrons Christophe de Thou (d. 1582), premier president du parlement de Paris and his wife Catherine Tuelue, dame de Cely.  Their arms are emblazoned in the border.  They are the parents of Jacques-Auguste de Thou (d. 1617), the great historian, bibliophile and binding patron of the later sixteenth century.  It is not clear whether Jérome Fortier is also the artist, but this is certainly possible.

Size: 509 x 358 mm. (20 x 14 inches)

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