Chevaliers de la Table Ronde
France, ca. 1500.
French red morocco, ca. 1750, with Roxburghe arms added ca. 1800-1810.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
85 leaves (1 column, 26 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 270 x 190 mm
Executed ca. 1500 for Louis de Hédouville, seigneur de Sandricourt, whose arms are painted on fol. 2v (or, in chief azure a leopard argent); Girardot de Préfond sale (Paris, 1757, no. 893); L.-J. Gaignat sale (Paris, 1769, no. 2270) to Debure le Jeune; duc de La Vallière sale (Paris, 1784), no. 3985) to Tilliard for Crevenna; his sale (Amsterdam, 1790, no. 5129); Duke of Roxburghe sale (London, 1812, no. 9113) to Triphook; Marquess of Blandford sale (London, 1819, no. 4241) to Payne; sale by Evans (London, June 5, 1823, no. 705) to Thorpe (cat., 1823, III, no. 16336); John Broadley sale (London, 1832, I, no. 558) to H. Bohn; D.S. Ker sale (London, Feb. 1, 1848, II, no. 1460) to Atkinson for the Earl of Ashburnham (Appendix, no. 163); his sale (London, 1899, lot no. 102) to Goldschmidt; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Goldschmidt in 1909; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. written and illuminated in southern France, ca. 1500.
Decoration: coats of arms, flower border, illuminated initials.