Item No: mcai760295
Additional Title: Choir book
Rare Book Department
Sano di Pietro (1405-1481), the illuminator of this inhabited border, was one of the most prolific artists working in Siena during the fifteenth century. Many of Sano's commissions came from religious communities, for whom he produced not only illuminated manuscripts but also a number of altarpieces.
This cutting belongs to a group of other cuttings in the Free Library from the same choir book or at least the same set of choir books. These are: Lewis E M 22:7-16, E M 22:18-21, E M 23:1-6, E M 25:1-3, and E M 76:29a. Although there is scant textual evidence to determine the type of choir book from which these cuttings were taken, similarities in the style of decoration, the color palette, and dimensions in the height of the staves on the reverse allow them to be grouped together.
This cutting can be dated to ca. 1470.
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Lewis E M 76:29A
Sano di Pietro - Artist