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Ramboux Psalter

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Description This Flemish Psalter was produced in the Hainaut region between 1265 and 1275. It was altered for Dominican use through the addition of antiphons in the margins in the late fifteenth century, at which point it was also rebound in its current inscribed leather binding. It was later among the books collected by Johann Anton Ramboux (1790-1866), a German painter and museum curator. The manuscript, which is illuminated throughout with twelve large historiated and inhabited initials, is a strong example of a group of manuscripts produced in the last quarter of the thirteenth century that combined the artistic styles of Hainaut and Liège, other examples including Paris, B.N. Lat. 1077, Biblioteca apostolica vaticana, BBR Ms. IV-1066, and Princeton University Art Museum 57.189.
  • In Beeld Geprezen: Miniaturen uit Maaslandse Devotieboeken (1250-1350). Museum voor Religieuze Kunst, Provincie Limburg, Sint-Truiden. 1989.
  • Music in Manuscripts. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1996-1997.
Provenance Acquired by Antoine Ramboux, Cologne, before 1867 [1]; Sale, Cologne, May 23 1867. Leo S. Olschki, Florence [2]; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] Ownership stamp "I. A. Ramboux" found on front pastedown and at the bottom of fol. 1r [2] Dealer slip in Walters curatorial file lists this manuscript as number 28852
Inscriptions [Inscription] On binding around panels, beginning at top left and reading clockwise: Deus de[di]t/ nobis sua[m] pace[m] et/ post morte[m]/ vita[m] eterna[m] amen; Deus dedit/ deus abstulerit/ sit nome[n]/ domini benedictu[m]
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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ca. 1265-1275 (Gothic)
ink and pigments on parchment bound between wood boards covered with brown calfskin
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
Folio H: 6 13/16 × W: 5 1/8 in. (17.3 × 13 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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