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  • M3968 Illuminated Border from a Book of Hours, Gold Leaf and Tempera on Vellum, Hildesheim (?), 1524

A single leaf from a copiously illuminated manuscript with elaborate panel borders having grounds strewn with diverse floral motifs.    The text is written in an unusual cursive script in dark brown ink with rubrics in red. Text is taken from Psalm  130.

Commentary:  It seems that the manuscript would have been produced in Hildesheim, then a prominent bishopric and center of artistic activity.  However, the illumination is also close in style to South German work such as that coming from the workshop of Nikolaus Glockendon or Jacob Elsner of Nuremberg, hinting at strong influence from South Germany on the Hildesheim shops.

Provenance: Arms of Mansfield (16thcentury), Prussia, between Mageeburg and Merseburg

Compte d’Aspremont-Lynden (19thcentury)

Ex-Ludwig Collection

Ex-Collection J. Paul Getty Museum

Three related leaves in the Cleveland Museum of Art
  • M3968 Illuminated Border from a Book of Hours, Gold Leaf and Tempera on Vellum, Hildesheim (?), 1524

A single leaf from a copiously illuminated manuscript with elaborate panel borders having grounds strewn with diverse floral motifs.    The text is written in an unusual cursive script in dark brown ink with rubrics in red. Text is taken from Psalm  130.

Commentary:  It seems that the manuscript would have been produced in Hildesheim, then a prominent bishopric and center of artistic activity.  However, the illumination is also close in style to South German work such as that coming from the workshop of Nikolaus Glockendon or Jacob Elsner of Nuremberg, hinting at strong influence from South Germany on the Hildesheim shops.

Provenance: Arms of Mansfield (16thcentury), Prussia, between Mageeburg and Merseburg

Compte d’Aspremont-Lynden (19thcentury)

Ex-Ludwig Collection

Ex-Collection J. Paul Getty Museum

Three related leaves in the Cleveland Museum of Art

M3968 Illuminated Border from a Book of Hours, Hildesheim (?) 1534

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M3968 Illuminated Border from a Book of Hours, Gold Leaf and Tempera on Vellum, Hildesheim (?), 1524

A single leaf from a copiously illuminated manuscript with elaborate panel borders having grounds strewn with diverse floral motifs.    The text is written in an unusual cursive script in dark brown ink with rubrics in red. Text is taken from Psalm  130.

Commentary:  It seems that the manuscript would have been produced in Hildesheim, then a prominent bishopric and center of artistic activity.  However, the illumination is also close in style to South German work such as that coming from the workshop of Nikolaus Glockendon or Jacob Elsner of Nuremberg, hinting at strong influence from South Germany on the Hildesheim shops.  Size: 164 x 138 mm.

Provenance: Arms of Mansfield (16thcentury), Prussia, between Mageeburg and Merseburg

Compte d’Aspremont-Lynden (19thcentury)

Ex-Ludwig Collection

Ex-Collection J. Paul Getty Museum

Three related leaves in the Cleveland Museum of Art

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