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  • M6078 (Verso) Leaf from the Llangattock Breviary, in Latin, Ferrara, c. 1450.  Two columns of thirty lines written in brown ink in a gothic bookhand, rubrics in red, 3 two-line initials in burnished gold on a ground of blue or mauve with white tracery, one-line initials in gold leaf or lapis with contrasting penwork.  3 full-length bar borders of burnished gold with terminal or marginal sprays of scrolling penwork tendrils supporting foliage, flowers and gold disks.  A fine leaf from a manuscript, sold at Sotheby’s London (8 December 1958 as part of the estate of the 2nd Baron Llangattock.  Many miniatures had already been removed and after the sale the remaining leaves were separated and dispersed.  All aspects of the manuscript - - size, format and illumination – correspond to those of the Missal of Borso d’Este, marquis and then duke of Ferrara (Modena, Biblioteca Estense, Ms W.5.2., lat. 239) and the Breviary was certainly made either for him or his predecessor Leonell, and intended, like the Missal, for use in the ruler’s chapel.  It is now usually identified with the Breviary recorded in accounts in the d’Este archives as having been illuminated for Leonello by Giorgio d’Alemagna.  Size: 10 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches
  • M6078 (Recto) Leaf from the Llangattock Breviary, in Latin, Ferrara, c. 1450.  Two columns of thirty lines written in brown ink in a gothic bookhand, rubrics in red, 3 two-line initials in burnished gold on a ground of blue or mauve with white tracery, one-line initials in gold leaf or lapis with contrasting penwork.  3 full-length bar borders of burnished gold with terminal or marginal sprays of scrolling penwork tendrils supporting foliage, flowers and gold disks.  A fine leaf from a manuscript, sold at Sotheby’s London (8 December 1958 as part of the estate of the 2nd Baron Llangattock.  Many miniatures had already been removed and after the sale the remaining leaves were separated and dispersed.  All aspects of the manuscript - - size, format and illumination – correspond to those of the Missal of Borso d’Este, marquis and then duke of Ferrara (Modena, Biblioteca Estense, Ms W.5.2., lat. 239) and the Breviary was certainly made either for him or his predecessor Leonell, and intended, like the Missal, for use in the ruler’s chapel.  It is now usually identified with the Breviary recorded in accounts in the d’Este archives as having been illuminated for Leonello by Giorgio d’Alemagna.  Size: 10 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches

M6078 Leaf from the Llangattock Breviary, Ferrara, c. 1450

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M6078 Leaf from the Llangattock Breviary, in Latin, Ferrara, c. 1450.  Two columns of thirty lines written in brown ink in a gothic bookhand, rubrics in red, 3 two-line initials in burnished gold on a ground of blue or mauve with white tracery, one-line initials in gold leaf or lapis with contrasting penwork.  3 full-length bar borders of burnished gold with terminal or marginal sprays of scrolling penwork tendrils supporting foliage, flowers and gold disks.  A fine leaf from a manuscript, sold at Sotheby’s London (8 December 1958 as part of the estate of the 2nd Baron Llangattock.  Many miniatures had already been removed and after the sale the remaining leaves were separated and dispersed.  All aspects of the manuscript - - size, format and illumination – correspond to those of the Missal of Borso d’Este, marquis and then duke of Ferrara (Modena, Biblioteca Estense, Ms W.5.2., lat. 239) and the Breviary was certainly made either for him or his predecessor Leonell, and intended, like the Missal, for use in the ruler’s chapel.  It is now usually identified with the Breviary recorded in accounts in the d’Este archives as having been illuminated for Leonello by Giorgio d’Alemagna.  Size: 10 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches

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