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The Hague, RMMW, 10 A 15

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Contents:

Peter Comestor, Historia scholastica (fragment; I). Peter Pictor, Compendium historiae in genealogia Christi (II). Theobald of Troyes, Summa Bibliae (III). Biblia pauperum (IV)

Place of origin, date:

Hesdin or Amiens, Rambures Master (illuminator); c. 1470

Material:

Vellum, ff. 39 (1+16+5+19), 360x260 (I: 265x194; II: 260x192; III: 270x190; IV: 262x190) mm, 53 or 54 lines, littera textualis, Binding: 18th-century brown leather (rebacked)

Decoration:

8+114 grisaille miniatures (80/40x55/25 mm and 105x60 mm) with 75 corresponding illustrations in the margin (all divided in two); 3 drawings (170/110x190/110 mm); 1 drawing in the margin (65x170 mm); penwork initials with pen-flourishes throughout

Provenance:

James Butler, Duke of Ormonde (1610-1688). Louis-Fran├žois de Bourbon, Prince of Conti (1717-1776); purchased in 1777 at the Bourbon sale (cat. no. 1521) by Ch. Chardin; purchased in 1824 at the Chardin sale in Paris (cat. Febr. 9, no. 2271) by W.H.J. vanWestreenen

Annotation:

the Biblia Pauperum (ff. 21r-39v) contains most of the illumination

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