Vita Christi (Life of Christ)
France, perhaps Corbie, ca. 1175.
Previously in French, 19th-century dark brown morocco blind-tooled with red morocco mosaic double, by Lortic; replaced with modern buckram clamshell binding, July, 2001.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
16 leaves, bound : vellum, col. ill. ; 340 x 200 mm
Said to have come from St. Martial of Limoges; owned ca. 1810 by Henry Martin; Comte Auguste de Bastard d'Estang (1792-1883) Collection; A. Firmin-Didot sale (Paris, 1879, no. 10) to Labitte; Quaritch, Catalogue 164 (1896), no. 1; Richard Bennett, his Catalogue, no. 101; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. life of Christ picturebook; illuminated in northern France, perhaps Corbie, ca. 1175.
Decoration: 30 full-page miniatures detatched perhaps from a psalter.