Item Info

Item No: mcai740121
Additional Title: Antiphonary
Script: Rotunda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: front 74:12
Source: Rare Book Department

This initial begins the first antiphon for first Vespers for the Vigil of St. Francis of Assisi (Oct. 4), "Franciscus uir catholicus ..." (Francis, a catholic man).

The style of illumination in this initial suggests that it was painted by a follower of Attavante degli Attavanti (b. 1452-1520/25). Attavante was one of Florence's most sought after and influential illuminators of the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. Among his many patrons, were Federigo da Montefeltro, the Duke of Urbino (1477-8), and Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary (1458-1490).

Notes: Initial F with St. Francis of Assisi
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1654628
Country: Country:Italy

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1425
Image Dimensions Width: 538 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 74:12-13
Creator Name: Attavante degli Attavanti, circle of - Artist

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