L’histoire de Jason
Belgium, probably Lille, ca. 1470.
French 18th-century mottled brown calf with the arms of Anne-Leon II, duc de Montmorency.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
106 leaves (1 column, 32 lines), bound : paper, ill. ; 370 x 260 mm
Jean de Montmorency (d. 1631), comte dÉstene et Morbecque (signature on fol. 10); Anne-Léon II (1731-1799), duc de Montmorency (arms on binding); Prince de Rebecq, château de Morbecque (Nord); Treuttel and Wintz sale, London, Sotheby's, June 12, 1817, lot 1852; Richard Heber; his sale, London, Mr. Evans, part 11, Feb. 10-19, 1836, lot 957; Thomas Thorpe, London (catalogue of manuscripts, 1837, no. 1190); Bernard Quaritch, London (catalogue 211, 1902, no. 143); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Quaritch in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. written and illuminated in Belgium, probably Lille, ca. 1470.
Decoration: 12 grisaille miniatures in the style of the Master of the Champion des Dames.