The Mirandola Hours by Unknown Artist

Made for Galeotto Pico della Mirandola, Prince of Mirandola.

Details

Medium:
Vellum
Dimensions:
17 x 12 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £37,250)
Acquired in:
1958
Vendor:
Dyson Perrins Collection

Illuminated by unknown member of Pauan School of illuminators. Contains 21 small minatures in Kalendar, 4 full-page minatures and 13 historiated initials and small minatures. The late Mr C. W. Dyson Perrins was a great collector of manuscripts and was distinguished not only for taste and judgment but as a patron of learning; thanks both to the fine catalogue which he published and to his readiness to put them at the disposal of scholars. His manuscript collection played an important part in the advance of medieval studies during the first half of the 20th century. Mr Perrins himself bequeathed his two principal treasures to the British Library: the Gorleston Psalter and the Khamsah of Nizami. His Executors have enabled the Trustees to purchase six manuscripts from his collection including this one with contributions from the Art Fund, the Pilgrim Trust and a special grant from HM Treasury.

Provenance

John Ruskin; Michael Tomkinson, of Franche Hall, Kidderminster; bought privately in 1905.

Venue details

British Library 96 Euston Road, LONDON London NW1 2DB 020 7412 7332 www.bl.uk

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