Lectura super prima parte Infortiati by Jacopo di Paolo

The second volume of a two volume illustrated secular manuscript on civil law by Bartolo da Sassoferrato.


Illuminated manuscript on paper
14.3 x 28 cm
Art Fund grant:
£30,375 ( Total: £67,500)
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The manuscript deals with the legal and economic concerns of the break-up of a marriage, usually due to the death of the father. The opening miniature is on the scale of a small panel painting: in the centre is the Emperor Justinian enthroned with orb and sceptre, with a widow and her son kneeling before him with their petition. The first volume is already in the Glasgow University Library collection.


Heinrich Kannengiesser (1489-1504), Cologne; German monastic house; Dr Peter Ludwig up to 1983; J Paul Getty Museum, 1983; James E and Elizabeth J Ferrell, Houston; Sotheby's, 2004.

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