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  • M6554 Leaf from an early Gradual with a decorated initial, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Italy (Bologna, or perhaps Tuscany), c. 1300

Single large leaf, with an initial 'G' (opening "Gloria laus et honor ...", a hymn sung on Palm Sunday), in blue heightened with hairline white strokes, enclosing coloured acanthus leaves in blue, green and magma-like red, all on pale fawn grounds and with white penwork tendrils, with 7 lines of text with music on a 4-line red stave (rastrum: 22mm.), capitals and significant letters touched in red, red rubrics, 9 simple red or blue initials with contrasting penwork, original folio no. "CXII" in midpoint of outer margin of verso, seventeenth-century folio no. "112" in same place on recto, small stains in places, tape marks and pinholes in blank corners from hanging, else fine condition, 442 by 308mm. From an early gradual with finely and delicately painted initials.
  • M6554 Leaf from an early Gradual with a decorated initial, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Italy (Bologna, or perhaps Tuscany), c. 1300

Single large leaf, with an initial 'G' (opening "Gloria laus et honor ...", a hymn sung on Palm Sunday), in blue heightened with hairline white strokes, enclosing coloured acanthus leaves in blue, green and magma-like red, all on pale fawn grounds and with white penwork tendrils, with 7 lines of text with music on a 4-line red stave (rastrum: 22mm.), capitals and significant letters touched in red, red rubrics, 9 simple red or blue initials with contrasting penwork, original folio no. "CXII" in midpoint of outer margin of verso, seventeenth-century folio no. "112" in same place on recto, small stains in places, tape marks and pinholes in blank corners from hanging, else fine condition, 442 by 308mm. From an early gradual with finely and delicately painted initials.
  • M6554 Leaf from an early Gradual with a decorated initial, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Italy (Bologna, or perhaps Tuscany), c. 1300

Single large leaf, with an initial 'G' (opening "Gloria laus et honor ...", a hymn sung on Palm Sunday), in blue heightened with hairline white strokes, enclosing coloured acanthus leaves in blue, green and magma-like red, all on pale fawn grounds and with white penwork tendrils, with 7 lines of text with music on a 4-line red stave (rastrum: 22mm.), capitals and significant letters touched in red, red rubrics, 9 simple red or blue initials with contrasting penwork, original folio no. "CXII" in midpoint of outer margin of verso, seventeenth-century folio no. "112" in same place on recto, small stains in places, tape marks and pinholes in blank corners from hanging, else fine condition, 442 by 308mm. From an early gradual with finely and delicately painted initials.

M6554 Leaf from an early Gradual with a decorated initial, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Italy (Bologna, or perhaps Tuscany), c. 1300

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M6554 Leaf from an early Gradual with a decorated initial, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment [Italy (Bologna, or perhaps Tuscany), c. 1300

Single large leaf, with an initial 'G' (opening "Gloria laus et honor ...", a hymn sung on Palm Sunday), in blue heightened with hairline white strokes, enclosing coloured acanthus leaves in blue, green and magma-like red, all on pale fawn grounds and with white penwork tendrils, with 7 lines of text with music on a 4-line red stave (rastrum: 22mm.), capitals and significant letters touched in red, red rubrics, 9 simple red or blue initials with contrasting penwork, original folio no. "CXII" in midpoint of outer margin of verso, seventeenth-century folio no. "112" in same place on recto, small stains in places, tape marks and pinholes in blank corners from hanging, else fine condition, 442 by 308mm. From an early gradual with finely and delicately painted initials.

 

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