Angel crowning a saint with roses
Milan, Italy, 1425-1450.
Purchased from Mrs. James H. Ripley, 1978.
1 leaf : vellum, ill. ; 80 x 85 mm
Swann Galleries, New York, sale 1120, Nov. 16, 1978, no. 191.
Ms. choir book leaf (cutting); written and illuminated in Milan, Italy, in the second quarter of the fifteenth century.
The saint may be Cecilia--Cf. Nineteenth report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980.
Artist: an artist close to the Master of the Budapest Antiphonary; three other cuttings by the same artist, and possibly from the same manuscript, were sold by Sotheby's, London, Dec. 10, 1973, nos. 11-13; no. 13 is illustrated in the sale catalogue--Cf. Nineteenth report to the Fellows of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1978-1980, pp. 44-55.