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Breviarium Leonello d'Este

Détails

Lieu de production

Ferrara (Italie)

Vers 1441/1448

Dimensions

Periode/Année de Production

Nombre de lignes

30 2 cols

Nombre de feuillets

Langue

Latin

Enlumineur

Giorgio d'Alemagna et Matteo de' Pasti

Lieu de démembrage

Boston

Année de démembrage

1959

Responsable(s) de la dispersion des feuillets

500

Support

parchemin

Usage liturgique (le cas échéant)

Goodspeed's Boston, Massachusetts

Lien à la vente du manuscrit intact

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Infos sur la vente

Remarques

Au sujet du manuscrit



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Il Breviario di Lionello d'Este, commissionato tra il 1441 e il 1448, è stato identificato nel "Breviario Llangattock", venduto già mutilo, durante l'asta presso Christie's a Londra, l'8 dicembre del 1958 (lotto 190). Successivamente, al suo arrivo sul mercato americano nel '59, il manoscritto è stato smembrato. In un approfondito articolo, Federica Toniolo ("Il lungo viaggio del Breviario di Lionello d'Este tra le due sponde dell'Atlantico", pubblicato nel 2008 in "Medioevo: arte e storia", a cura di A. C. Quintavalle), attraverso l'analisi testuale e stilistica dei fogli oggi sparsi tra diversi musei (tra cui il Louvres) e collezioni private, e ancora ampiamente presenti nei cataloghi delle principali case d'aste, ha lavorato sulla storia dell'opera. Lo studio comprende anche la determinazione degli interventi degli artisti coinvolti, Giorgio d'Alemagna e Matteo de' Pasti, i cui contributi sono documentati attraverso i pagamenti effettuati.

Particolare rilievo è dato a un foglio a lungo considerato perduto, di cui si possedeva solo una descrizione dalla vendita del Breviario Llangattock. Questo foglio raffigura la medaglia di Pisanello con le tre teste, emblema distintivo di Lionello d'Este, confermando così l'identità del manoscritto come il Breviario del Principe. Nel contesto dell'analisi complessiva, Toniolo ha anche cercato di comprendere le dinamiche del mercato e le preferenze della committenza attraverso la ricostruzione della vicenda specifica, basandosi sui cataloghi e sui prezzi di vendita.

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Auctions:

https://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/a-leaf-from-the-llangattock-breviary-in-latin-ill-23-c-mh22bqheyc


https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2006/western-manuscripts-l06240/lot.21.html

https://auctions.dreweatts.com/past-auctions/blooms1-10019/lot-details/f46eec82-238c-4b91-8101-aea100d108cb


https://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2015/medieval-renaissance-manuscripts-l15241/lot.12.html


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TWO LEAVES FROM THE BREVIARY OF LIONELLO D’ESTE, DUKE OF FERRARA (also known as the Llangattock Breviary), in Latin, illuminated manuscript on vellum [Ferrara, c.1450]Two delightfully decorative leaves from a lavish manuscript originally made for Lionello d’Este, Marquis of Ferrara and Duke of Modena and Reggio Emilia from 1441 to 1450. An example of the pinnacle of manuscript production in Ferrara at the height of the Renaissance.Each 275 x 199mm. Two columns of 30 lines written in brown ink in a gothic bookhand, rubrics in red, the first leaf with five two-line illuminated initials in gold on grounds alternately of pink or blue, the second leaf with two, one-line initials in blue or gold, full-length bar borders of burnished gold (slightly cockled, the margins lightly thumbed). Framed (405 x 305mm each)Provenance: (1) All aspects of the manuscript — size, format and illumination — correspond to those of the Missal of Borso d'Este, marquis and then duke of Ferrara (Modena, Biblioteca Estense, Ms W.5.2, lat. 239) and the Breviary was certainly made either for him or his predecessor Lionello, and intended, like the Missal, for use in the ruler’s chapel. It is now usually identified with the Breviary recorded in accounts in the d’Este archives as having been illuminated for Lionello by Giorgio d’Alemagna, Bartolomeo di Benincà, Guglielmo Giraldi and Matteo de' Pasti. (2)The parent manuscript was sold at Christie’s, 8 December 1958, lot 190, as part of the estate of the 2nd Baron Llangattock. It carried the bookplate of John Etherington Welch Rolls (1807-1870), father of the 1st Baron Llangattock. Many miniatures had already been removed (supposedly by soldiers during the Peninsular War) and after the sale the remaining leaves were separated and dispersed. Sister leaves were sold most recently at Christie’s, 24 November – 3 December 2015, lots 27 and 28. Content: The text on the first leaf comprises lessons to be read on the second Sunday of Lent; the text on the second leaf is from the first, second and third lessons to be read on Holy Saturday.

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/12931/lot/3021/



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