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Historiated initial from a choirbook

Manuscript Cutting
ca. 1350 (made)
Place of origin

Cut-out historiated initial B with Holy Trinity (Gnadenstuhl type).

Object details

Object type
TitleHistoriated initial from a choirbook
Materials and techniques
Brief description
Cut-out historiated initial B with Holy Trinity, from a Choirbook; Netherlands; ca 1350. A duplicate number MS.46 was assigned to this object in error and was subsequently cancelled.
Physical description
Cut-out historiated initial B with Holy Trinity (Gnadenstuhl type).
  • Height: 114mm
  • Width: 121mm
Production typeUnique
Object history
Purchased from Kruchen in Bonn in 1858, together with 11 other initials from the same manuscript (now Museum nos 4011-4022). Recorded in the Register of Drawings as 'Italian, 14th century'.

Cuttings from the same manuscript in the V&A collection: Museum nos 4011, 4012, 4013, 4014, 4015, 4016, 4017, 4018, 4019, 4020, 4021, 4022.
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. 13, pl. VII (as Netherlandish, 14th century).
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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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