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Bentivoglio Bible
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Bentivoglio Bible

Exhibitions Provenance Credit
  • God's Minstrel: St. Francis of Assisi. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1982.
  • Illuminated Manuscripts: Masterpieces in Miniature. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984-1985.
  • The Book and the Author: Portraits of the Evangelists in Eastern and Western Manuscripts. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1990-1991.
  • The Bible Before Luther. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1992-1993.
  • The Sweet Uses of Adversity: Images of the Biblical Job. The Mitchell Gallery, Annapolis. 2002.
  • The Art of Law: Legal Documents from the Collection of The Walters. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2006.
  • Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville. 2014-2015.
Provenance Bentivoglio Family, Bologna [arms added on every page of illumination in 15th century]; Sale, London, 1880; Quaritch [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Yates Thompson, 1895, by purchase [bookplate inscribed "no. 4 and ytr.e.e. Quaritch June 14, 1895"]; Sale, 1919; Quaritch, 1919, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date of acquisition unknown], by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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ca. 1270 (Medieval)
ink, gold and paint on parchment
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
Folio H: 11 7/16 x W: 8 1/4 in. (29 x 21 cm); Closed Book H: 11 13/16 x W: 8 7/8 x D: 3 7/16 in. (30 x 22.5 x 8.8 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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