Item No: mcai220021
Additional Title: Choir book?
Rare Book Department
The delicate illumination on this cutting has been attributed to Sano di Pietro (1405-1481), one of the most prolific artists working in Siena during the 1460s and 1470s. Many of Sano's commissions came from religious communities, for whom he produced not only illuminated manuscripts but also a number of altarpieces.
This cuttings 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.
These cuttings can be dated to ca. 1470.
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Lewis E M 22:2-4
Sano di Pietro - Artist