Histoire ancienne jusqu’à César

Record ID: 
112398
Accession number: 
MS M.212
Title: 
Histoire ancienne jusqu’à César
Created: 
Belgium, ca. 1460.
Binding: 
19th-century French gold-tooled maroon morocco.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1906.
Description: 
211 leaves (2 columns, 49-50 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 392 x 295 mm
Provenance: 
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).
Notes: 

Ms. written and illuminated in Belgium, ca. 1460.
Decoration: 1 large miniature, 31 small miniatures.
Pierpont Morgan Library MS M.212 formerly included two volumes; volume 2 is now Pierpont Morgan Library MS M.213.
Artist: Rambures Master (previously identified as the Master of Amiens 200), among other artists, painted the grisaille miniatures.

Script: 
bastarda
Language: 
French
Century: 
Classification: