Cutting from the Hastière Bible

Manuscript Cutting
14th century (made)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E
Place Of Origin

Miniature showing the Crucifixion with thieves, sun and moon. Scroll issuing from the mouth of the thief on the left: 'Memento mei domine deus dum veneris in regnum tuum'. Scroll by the thief on the right: 'Si filii dei ea descende de cruce salva te'. Lay man and woman kneeling in donor position at the foot of the cross holding scrolls with their names: 'Magister Iohanes de Hastiere' and 'Magrite de Matetio(?) Voisia'.
The miniature features at the beginning of the Book of Baruch.
Rubric: Explicit prologus.
Incipit liber baruch.


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Brief Description
Cutting with miniature showing the Crucifixion with kneeling donors, from the Hastière Bible, Southern Netherlands, 14th century. A duplicate number MS.224 was assigned to this object in error and was subsequently cancelled.
Physical Description
Miniature showing the Crucifixion with thieves, sun and moon. Scroll issuing from the mouth of the thief on the left: 'Memento mei domine deus dum veneris in regnum tuum'. Scroll by the thief on the right: 'Si filii dei ea descende de cruce salva te'. Lay man and woman kneeling in donor position at the foot of the cross holding scrolls with their names: 'Magister Iohanes de Hastiere' and 'Magrite de Matetio(?) Voisia'.

The miniature features at the beginning of the Book of Baruch.

Rubric: Explicit prologus.

Incipit liber baruch.
Production typeUnique
Object history
Probably commissioned by the couple depicted in the Crucifixion scene (Museum no. 279:1) identified by the scrolls they hold as Johans de Hastières and Magrite de Matetio (?) Voisia. The cleric depicted kneeling before Christ (?) (Museum no. 246:10), called 'Egidius de Romereet' would also have been involved in the commissioning of the Bible, which was in multiple volumes. May have been made in the region of Hastière, south of Namur.

Purchased from J. and S. Goldschmidt as part of three portfolios (now Museum nos 234-296) designated as a 'Illuminations: a collection of 338 specimens, pages and cuttings' for the total sum of £100.0.0, received on 15 October 1872; passed on for Register in April 1874 (see Register of Drawings).

Cuttings from the same manuscript in the V&A collection: 246:7, 246:8, 246:9, 246:10, 260:1, 260:2, 260:3, 260:4, 260:5, 260:6, 260:7, 279:1, 279:2.



Cuttings from the same manuscript in other collections: Philadelphia, Free Library; Nuremberg, Nationalmuseum; Paris, Ecole nationale des Beaux-Arts; Munich, Staatliche Graphische Sammlung; Zeileis collection and on the market. For full details, see Peter Kidd, 'Leaves and Cuttings from the Hastière Bible', in Medieval Manuscripts Provenance blog, 2016.
Associated Objects
Bibliographic References
  • Catalogue of illuminated manuscripts : Part II, Miniatures, leaves, and cuttings, by S.C. Cockerell and E.F. Strange (London: HMSO, 1908, 1st edition).pp. 27-28 (as Netherlandish, 14th century; nos 213-226).
  • 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).pp. 22-23 (as Netherlandish, 14th century).
  • Peter Kidd, 'Bible leaves in Philadelphia, London, and Paris, 1 October 2016', 'Two more leaves from the Hastière Bible', 24 December 2016, 'One more leaf from the Hastière Bible', 27 December 2016, and a list of all located surviving leaves and cuttings'Leaves and cuttings from the Hastière Bible', in Medieval Manuscripts Provenance blog [accessed 16/04/2020].
Collection
Accession Number
279:1

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