Lectionary

Record ID: 
76868
Accession number: 
MS M.180
Title: 
Lectionary
Created: 
Padua, Italy, 1436.
Binding: 
Late 18th-century French red morocco with gold tooling along spine, lettered: Evangelia totius anni - MSS pretieux sur vel.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
127 leaves (1 column, 15 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 225 x 180 mm
Provenance: 
Written and illuminated for Pietro Donato, Bishop of Padua (1380-1447) in 1436; Duc de La Vallière sale (Paris, 1784, no. 245) to Lamy; belonged to Abraham Rhodes and to Emily S. Rhodes; sale by Sotheby's (London, June 18, 1896, no. 1503) to Pickering; Richard Bennett; Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 7; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. Gospel lectionary; written and illuminated in Padua, Italy, in 1436; may also have been written and illuminated in Savoy.
Names of scribe and patron, and date of composition, given on verso of fol. 1: Hunc euangeliorum codicem deo amabilis Petrus donatus episcopus paduanus dum pro Beatissimo Eugenio papa quarto Basiliensi concilio presideret per manus mei Johannis de Monterchio Sancte paduane ecclesie mansionarii scribi fecit. Anno domini millesimo quadringentesimo tricesimo sexto.
Scribe: Johannis de Monterchio.
Decoration: 53 small miniatures, one full page miniature.
Artist: all but the full page miniature on fol. 11 (added later) by an unknown Paduan artist; full page miniature by Péronet Lamy, an artist working in Thonon for the House of Savoy.

Script: 
rotunda
Language: 
Latin
Classification: