Item No: mcai430141
Title: Initial C with the Mass of St. Gregory the Great
Additional Title: Gradual
Rare Book Department
This initial begins an unidentified chant probably for the feast of St. Gregory the Great (d. 604). The scene portrays a miracle from the life of St. Gregory, who while performing Mass, witnessed the stigmatized Christ on the altar.
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.
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Lewis E M 43:14
Master of Petrarch's Triumphs, follower of - Artist