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  • Date:

    14th century (made)

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  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case I, shelf 26


14th century (made)

Historical context note

Data taken from notes compiled by Rowan Watson. The full text of the entry is as follows:

'260.1 (MS 213)
Leaf, with historiated initial F (St Jerome and St Ambrosius?), angles animals and grotesques in borders

Rubric: Incipit prologus sancti Iheronimi presbiteri ad Paulium de omnibus divine historie libris. Frater Ambrosius mihi tua.

NL 14th century
msd: written space 360 x 220 mm; 2 cols 40 lines

Bought from J&S Goldschmidt, 1872
Pub: 1908 cat, 27; 1923 cat, 22'

Descriptive line

Leaf from Bible with historiated initial F depicting St. Jerome and possibly St. Ambrosius. Angels, animal and grotesques in borders. Netherlandish. 14th century. A duplicate number MS.213 was assigned to this object in error and was subsequently cancelled.


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