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Leaf from Juvenal's Satires: Foliate Initial S

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Description This twelfth-century copy of Juvenal's Satires includes an early gloss on Books I and II, attributed to William of Conches, which was added early in the life of the manuscript. Additional early glosses on the text by different hands appear throughout.
Provenance Cathédrale Saint-Pierre at Beauvais, 13th century [1]. Antoine Loisel (1536-1617), Beauvais, 1539. Le Peletier de Rosanbo [also spelled Rosambo] family, 18th or early 19th century [2]. Duchess of Berry, Château de Rosny, Seine-et-Oise, first half 19th century [3]; Duchess of Berry Sale, Bossange and Techener, Paris, 20 February 1837, no. 2419; purchased by Marie-Henry-Adolphe Bossange (1797-1862, pseudonym Nemo), 1837 [4]. Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Barrois of Lille, between 1837 and 1849 [5]; Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Barrois Sale, Paris, 1849; purchased by 4th Earl of Ashburnham, 1849 [6]; Earl of Ashburnham Sale, Sotheby's, London, 12 June 1901, lot 317; purchased by Bernard Quaritch Ltd., London, 1901; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] inscription on fol. 55v, "Officialis curie parisensis capitulo Sancti Petri"; the first three abbreviated words also appear on upper right and lower left of fol. 55r and date to 14th century [2] first bookplate with arms on the front pastedown [3] second bookplate with arms on the front pastedown which reads "Bibliothèque de Rosny", referring to the Château de Rosny at Seine-et-Oise [4] bought for 210 francs [5] collection no. 129; '129' written on round green leather label at base of spine, crossed out and replaced by '192' [6] [collection no. 192; '192' written over '129' on label at base of spine
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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4th quarter 12th century (Medieval)
ink and pigments on parchment
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
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H: 9 7/16 x W: 6 5/16 in. (24 x 16 cm)
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