Historiated initial E: Christ Carrying the Cross.

Record ID: 
361105
Accession number: 
MS M.1189
Title: 
Historiated initial E: Christ Carrying the Cross.
Created: 
France, Tours, ca. 1510-1515.
Credit: 
Purchased with a grant from the B.H. Breslauer Foundation, 2014.
Description: 
1 single leaf (cutting), matted : vellum, ill. ; 150 x 135 mm
Provenance: 
The parent codex of the cutting is not known and no other fragments from it have so far been identified; this cutting was bought by the Morgan in Angers, Chauviré et Courant, 10-11 December 2013, lot 347.
Notes: 

An historiated in initial "E" from an Antiphonary depicting Christ Carrying the Cross, illuminated by the Master of Claude de France in Tours, between 1510 and 1515.
Decoration: historiated initial with decorated border.
Artist: Master of Claude de France.
This cutting joins other Morgan illuminations by the Master of Claude de France: MSS M.1051, M.1143, M.1166, M.1171.

Script: 
Littera gothica textualis rotunda italiana (Italian Gothic book script)
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: