Vita Christi (Life of Christ)
Bruges, Belgium, ca. 1440.
Formerly in 19th-century large quarto brown morocco gilt- and blind-tooled by L. Claessens; rebound by Deborah Evetts in 1998.
Purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) in 1920.
8 leaves (2 columns, 26 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 300 x 250 mm
Owned by the Baelde family (1607); collection of Jean Jacques Lambin, archivist at Ypres (ex-libris); his sale (Ypres, Apr. 17, 1824); J. Capron sale (Brussels, Apr. 6, 1875, no. 13); sold by Asher to Henry Huth (catalogue 1880, I, p. 165); Alfred Henry Huth sale (London, Sotheby's, Nov. 20, 1911 (fourth day's sale, lot 634) to Quaritch; Quaritch catalogue 353, 1919, no. 5 and plate; purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) from Quaritch in 1920.
Ms. written and decorated in Bruges, Belgium, ca. 1440.
The manuscript is incomplete.
Decoration: 53 colored pen drawings.
Artist: Gold Scrolls Group.