Vies des douze Césars.

Record ID: 
77034
Accession number: 
MS M.121
Title: 
Vies des douze Césars.
Created: 
between 1600 and 1640.
Binding: 
French 18th-century red morocco by Antoine-Michel Padeloup with mosaic inlays of blue and citron morocco, in an 18th-century red morocco case, lettered: Portraits des Cesars.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1899.
Description: 
50 leaves (1 column, 14 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 230 x 150 mm
Provenance: 
Louis-Jean Gaignat sale (Paris, Apr. 10, 1769, I, no. 3486); Baron d'Heiss sale (Paris, Mar. 7, 1785, no. 907); Paris d'Illens sale (London, Mar. 28, 1791, no. 533) to Barron; Thomas Allen sale (London, June 1, 1795, no. 534) to St. Johns; Sir Thomas Gage sale (London, June 25, 1867, no. 386) to Quaritch; W.H. Crawford sale (London, 1891, no. 2539) to James Toovey (catalogue 1901, p. 97, p.l.); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Toovey Collection in 1899; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. lives of the Roman emperors; written and illuminated in France, perhaps Paris, early 17th century.
Reportedly copied from a manuscript in the collection of comte Durrieu.
Decoration: 12 large medallion bust portraits, 3-sided borders on each page.

Script: 
cursive script
Language: 
French
Century: 
Classification: