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Oversize LJS 255 Manuscript leaf from De casibus virorum illustrium
TitleManuscript leaf from De casibus virorum illustrium
- Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375
Other related names
- Laurent, de Premierfait, d. 1418, translator
Call numberOversize LJS 255
(3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-6206., University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 9959171953503681
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania
LanguageIn Middle French
Partial leaf from a mid-15th century copy of Laurent de Premerfait's second translation of Boccaccio's De casibus virorum illustrium, from the chapter on Theseus (10.1-17), beginning with the rubric Le Xe chappitre contient le cas de Theseus, roy dathenes, Et commence ou latin Athene. Written in lettre bâtarde by a single hand in France, possibly Paris, in 2 columns, bottom of the leaf missing, 48 lines extant out of approximately 60, frame-ruled in lead. Decorated on the recto with an unfinished (outlines and touches of color) 26-line miniature depicting the suicide of Phaedra in the larger upper section and Theseus in exile in Cyprus in the smaller lower section; a border of flowers, acanthus leaves, and gold ivy leaves above the left column and an unfinished (gold leaves only) border on the left side of the left column; and a 5-line initial in pink on gold ground.
Extent1 leaf : 330 x 296 mm
- Sold at auction at Christie's, 3 June 1998, lot 11, to Lawrence J. Schoenberg.
- Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2012.
- Phaedra (Greek mythology) in literature
- Theseus (Greek mythology) in literature
- Manuscripts, French--15th century
- Manuscripts, Medieval
- Manuscripts, Renaissance
- 15th century
- Literature -- Poetry
- Literature -- Prose
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Decoration: Illuminated miniature, unfinished, Side 1
Decoration: Illuminated initial, Initial A, Side 1
Decoration: Illuminated border, unfinished, Side 1