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Detailed record for Additional 20916, f. 28

Title Leaf of a Doge's Commission
Origin Italy, N. E. (Venice)
Date Last quarter of the 16th century
Decoration 1 full-page miniature in colours and gold, of a Venetian nobleman kneeling in prayer before the Virgin and Child within an ornate border of gold scroll-work with an erased coat of arms.
Dimensions in mm 205 x 135
Official foliation Parchment leaf in a double-sided window mount, foliated as '28'.
Form Parchment leaf in a double-sided window mount, kept in a box with other leaves.
Binding N/A
Provenance A Venetian nobleman of the last quarter of the 16th century.
Charles Stuart, baron Stuart de Rothesay (b. 1779, d. 1845), diplomatist: his sale 31 May 1855, lot 2258*/12 (f. 28v); lot purchased for 2 8s by the British Museum, according to an annotated Western Manuscripts departmental copy of the sale catalogue.
Notes Italian cutting.
The present leaf is one of 33 leaves and cuttings purchased by the British Museum at the de Rothesay sale in 1855.
It is boxed with Add. 20916, ff. 26-27 and 29-33.
To see this leaf in the Manuscripts Reading Room order Add. 20916, ff. 26-33.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum in the Years 1854-1860 (London: Trustees of the British Museum, 1875), p. 289.

D. S. Chambers, 'Merit and Money: The Procurators of St Mark and their Commissioni, 1443-1605', Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 60 (1997), 23-88 (p. 25 n. 8).


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Commission to a Venetian nobleman


Commission to a Venetian nobleman

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