Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 30:8 Antiphonary
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 30:8
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Initial D
- The style of penwork seen in this initial, as well as the use of red, blue, and light brown inks, is similar to the penwork initials of Guinifortus de Vicomercato, an illuminator active in central Italy in the mid-fifteenth century. Guinifortus signed his name in a pattern book of penwork initials now in the Lilly Library at the University of Indiana (MS Ricketts 240). Although their precise function is difficult to determine, pattern books allowed illuminators to show samples of their work or gave examples for apprentices to copy. The artist of this initial may have used such a pattern book when creating its design. Lewis E M 30:8 and E M 30:10-14 are from the same volume.
- This image shows the reverse of a cutting with an initial from an antiphonary.
Extent130 x 128 mm
- 15th century
- Penwork initial
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