Collection ID: 0023 | Metadata type: TEI
Lewis E M 31:7 Choir book
- Council on Library and Information Resources
Call numberLewis E M 31:7
(Philadelphia, United States, Free Library of Philadelphia, John Frederick Lewis Collection of European Manuscripts)
PublisherFree Library of Philadelphia
- Initial L
- The style of this initial is reminiscent of Italian initial decoration, especially in the northern regions. Certain elements in the execution of the initial as well as in the script suggest, however, that the artist was not Italian but perhaps Spanish or Portuguese. Artists and scribes in the Iberian Peninsula were heavily influenced by the luxury choir books that came out of Italy in the late Middle Ages and Renaissance. This influence can be seen in the Italianate forms common in Iberian decoration.
Extent91 x 115 mm
- 15th century
- Song book
- Musical notation
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