Fredericus de Venetiis, Apocalypse Commentary

Record ID: 
77147
Accession number: 
MS B.20
Title: 
Fredericus de Venetiis, Apocalypse Commentary
Created: 
Urbino, Italy, October 8, 1456.
Binding: 
17th-century vellum.
Credit: 
Bequest of Curt F. Bühler, 1985.
Description: 
98 leaves (2 columns, 47 lines), bound : paper, ill. ; 285 x 199 mm
Provenance: 
Unidentified original owner; his arms (azure, three bars argent) supported by two putti on 1; unidentified later owner; his arms (per fesse, the base per pale, in chief azure, three fleurs-de-lys or above three torteaux, the dexter base chequy gules and argent, the sinister base azure, a stag rampant argent) on fol. 98r; Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex; Henry Drummond; G.H. Last, London; Walter Wilson Greg; James P.R. Lyell; purchased by Curt F. Bühler in Nov. 1954 from Bernard Quaritch, London (Cat. 731, no. 186).
Notes: 

Ms. written and illuminated in Urbino, Italy, and dated Oct. 8, 1456.
Decoration: 1 pencil drawing, 1 decorated border with putti supporting armorials, 5 illuminated initials, 21 unfinished initials drawn in pencil.
The illumination of B.20 is unfinished. 21 initials were drawn in pencil but not painted.
The text is a compilation by Fredericus de Venetiis based largely on the work of Nicholas de Lyra; after the colophon are religious poems written in the same hand as the manuscript; one leaf is missing, but some 400 lines remain--Cf. PML files.
Scribe: Berardo di Mazi da Brescia; colophon is signed and dated: Questa sancta opera de questa expositio del apochalipsi fu acopiada per mi Basdo di mazi da bressa...Anno domini...Civitatis Urbini Anno 1456 die. 8. octobris

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Italian
Century: 
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