Literary

Record ID: 
86378
Accession number: 
MS M.537
Title: 
Literary
Created: 
France, probably Paris ca. 1410.
Binding: 
Spanish 18th-century tan calf gilt to a lozenge design with pomegranate sprays, stamps in center and corners; two metal clasps.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1912.
Description: 
430 leaves (2 columns, 45 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 393 x 280 mm
Provenance: 
Spanish library shelfmark on fol. 1 (manuscript no. 20); customs stamp from Florence, Italy, Mar. 30, 1911; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Leo S. Olschki in 1912; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. encyclopedia; written and illuminated in Paris, France ca. 1410.
Translated by Jean Corbichon (Corbechon) from Latin into French in 1372 for Charles V of France.
Decoration: 1 half-page and 18 smaller miniatures.
Artist : Associate of the Boethius illuminator except for fol. 50r by the workshop of the Cité des Dames Master.
Revised: 2015

Script: 
bastarda
Language: 
French
Century: 
Classification: