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Decorated initial

Manuscript Cutting
1500-1530 (made)
Place of origin

Other side not visible. Mounted onto card.

Object details
Object type
Brief description
Decorated initial O from a manuscript, Flanders, early 16th century.
Physical description
Other side not visible. Mounted onto card.
  • Height: 102mm
  • Width: 108mm
Production typeUnique
Object history
Formerly in the collection of Samuel Rogers: his sale, Christie and Manson, London, 28 April 1856 and following days, lot 992 (24 initials). Purchased by the South Kensington Museum on 18 February 1869 from Mr J.M. Whitehead, together with 22 other cuttings from the same manuscript mounted on two sheets (now 7079:1-13 and 7080:1-10), for the total sum of £12.0.0 (information from Register of Drawings).

A duplicate number MS.79 was assigned to this object in error and was subsequently cancelled.

Cuttings from the same manuscript in the V&A collection: 7079:1, 7079:2, 7079:3, 7079:4, 7079:5, 7079:6, 7079:7, 7079:8, 7079:9, 7079:10, 7079:11, 7079:12, 7079:13, 7080:1, 7080:2, 7080:3, 7080:4, 7080:5, 7080:6, 7080:7, 7080:8, 7080:9, 7080:10.
Associated objects
Bibliographic reference
Catalogue of Miniatures, Leaves, and Cuttings from Illuminated Manuscripts. Victoria and Albert Museum. Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, by S.C. Cockerell and C. Harcourt Smith (London: HMSO, 1923, 2nd edition).p. 15.
Other number
79 - Cancelled number
Accession number

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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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