Initial G with St. Anne teaching the Virgin Mary

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Initial G with St. Anne teaching the Virgin Mary

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Item No: mcai430131
Title: Initial G with St. Anne teaching the Virgin Mary
Additional Title: Gradual
Folio Number: front
Source: Rare Book Department

This initial begins the Introit for the feast of St. Anne (July 26), "Gaudeamus omnes in Domino ...," (Rejoice we all in the Lord). The image of St. Anne teaching the young Virgin Mary became popular in the late Middle Ages with the rise of St. Anne's cult. The scene provided a model for the way in which mothers would teach young girls to read from their books of devotions. <p>Lewis E M 43:13-14 appear to be from the same manuscript. The initials in these cuttings were illuminated by an artist within the circle of the Master of Petrarch’s Triumphs, so-called from his work in a grand illuminated French manuscript of Petrarch’s Triumphs done for Louis XII (r. 1499-1515). The work of this master and his followers is closely related to the workshop of Jean Pichore, an illuminator active in Paris at the beginning of the sixteenth century.

Sirsi Catalog Key: 1623948
Country: Country:France

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1525
Image Dimensions Width: 164 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 43:13
Creator Name: Master of Petrarch's Triumphs, follower of - Artist

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