Description & Technical information
A decorated leaf from an illuminator’s pattern book: the recto with a sketch of two standing figures in brown ink, their faces filled in with a terra verde body colour wash: a bearded man holding a phylactery with an inscription identifying him as 'Moises', and behind him a crowned woman holding a book-bag. Around them are penwork annotations including the words ‘filius meus’, and below an indexing number with signature in an early 17th century hand. The verso with a monogram ‘I M’ made of three banderoles in green and pink bisected vertically by a longer banderole in pink and green; the rest of the page filled with illuminators' pen and brush trials with initials in red and blue and scrolling penwork flourishes in gold, red and blue and a bearded man's face in the upper left corner (some minor wear and staining, formerly used as a front flyleaf in a book).
Period: 1400-1600, 14th century
Origin: Northern Italy
Medium: Brown ink, Bodycolour wash
Categories: Illuminated Manuscripts & Medieval Works of Art
Discover the gallery
Medieval Works of Art including Illuminated Manuscripts, Miniatures, Books of Hours and Rings
More Works From This Gallery
Presentation booklets for HEINRICH CONRIED
Ames and Rollinson
Posy Ring "God Above Increase Our Love"
Electrum (or possibbly Silver Gilt) Ring with Eagle and Monogram
Compendium historiae in genealogia Christi
Petrus Pictaviensis [Peter of Poitiers]