Faits des Romains
Northern France or Belgium, ca. 1460.
19th-century French gold-tooled maroon morocco.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1906.
243 leaves (2 columns, 48-49 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 394 x 295 mm
A member of the Créquy family, probably Jean V de Créquy (d. 1474), seigneur of Conaples, Moliens and Créquy, his arms (or, a wild plum gules) in initials on several fol.; Henri François Aguesseau (1668-1751), inscription on fol. 243v of M.213); his sale (Paris, Gogné et Née de la Rochelle, Feb. 14, 1785, lot 3679; Perrin de Sanson (inscription on fol. 243 of M.213); Joseph Barrois (1784-1855); Bertram, fourth earl of Ashburnham (1797-1878; Ms. Barrois 31); Bertram, fifth earl of Ashburnham; his sale (London, Sotheby's, June 12, 1901, lot 279); Bernard Quaritch, Ltd., London; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Quaritch, ca. 1906; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms written and illuminated in northern France or Belgium, ca. 1460.
Decoration: 1 large miniature, 45 small miniatures.
Pierpont Morgan Library MS M.213 was formerly identified as volume 2 of Pierpont Morgan Library MS M.212.
Artist: Rambures Master (previously identified as the Master of Amiens 200), among other artists, painted the grisaille miniatures.