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Leaf from Aussem Hours: Prayers of Saint Gregory, Mass of Saint Gregory with Illusionistic Jewelry in Margins
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Leaf from Aussem Hours: Prayers of Saint Gregory, Mass of Saint Gregory with Illusionistic Jewelry in Margins


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Description This illuminated page comes from a sixteenth-century Book of Hours. The manuscript was made for the Aussem family in Cologne, Germany, a provenance proclaimed through family heraldry within the manuscript, as well as the arms of Cologne stamped on its original leather binding. Lavishly illuminated throughout with full-page miniatures and historiated initials, the manuscript is just as notable for the marginal decorations that surround the figurative scenes. Illusionistic jewelry, architecture, texts, flowers, and insects abound.
Exhibitions
  • A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota. 2016-2017.
Provenance Aussem family, Cologne, early sixteenth century [1]; Marshall C. Lefferts Collection, New York, before 1901; purchased by George H. Richmond collection, New York, 1901. Acquired by Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] fol. 58v coat of arms, fol. 82v kneeling donor
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
early 16th century
Medium
ink, paint and gold on parchment
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.437.63V
Measurements
H: 6 1/2 × W: 4 3/4 in. (16.5 × 12.1 cm)
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