Description This modern medallion is inset in the upper cover of a 20th-century gold-tooled morocco binding by Léon Gruel, Paris, which covers a 16th-century Flemish manuscript, Walters W.425. The medallion is a copy after one attributed to Jean Limosin in the Schevitch Collection. On the lower cover of the manuscript the binder used an early 17th-century medallion of the sorrowful Virgin, executed by an anonymous French master. In the original arrangement the Virgin would have been contemplating the resurrected Christ, according to the iconography of the theme, "Et prima vidit."
Provenance Peter Marié [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, New York, 1903, lot 567; George H. Richmond [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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