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Seated prince instructing his queen, two children, and a servant holding a rod or staff
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Seated prince instructing his queen, two children, and a servant holding a rod or staff


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Exhibitions
  • Illuminated Manuscripts: Masterpieces in Miniature. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1984-1985.
  • Text and Image: Medieval Book Illustration. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1986.
  • Royalty in Medieval Miniatures. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1992.
  • The Book of Kings: Art, War, and the Morgan Library's Medieval Picture Bible. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Academy Art Museum, Easton; Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton; The Mitchell Gallery, Annapolis; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. 2002.
Provenance Copied in England (probably London), ca. 1300-1325; Monastery of Sancti Gualtheri (cropped inscription with 16 November 1463 date, fol. 121r), [mode of acquisition unknown]; Ebenezer Mussel, London [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; His sale, London, 30 May 1766, no. 90 [inscription fol. 121r]; William Bayntum, London, 30 May 1766, by purchase; His sale, London, 4 June 1787; John Louis Goldsmid (his arms on binding), London, 4 June 1787, by purchase; Sale, Christie's, London, 11 December 1815, no. 293, to n. 69 bis in a French catalogue (ca. 1840); [Examined by Paulin Paris (notes on fol. b)]; Joseph Barrois collection (no. 22) [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Fourth Earl of Ashburnham, London, 1849, by purchase [from Joseph Barrois]; His sale, Sotheby's, London, 11 June 1901, no. 241; C. Fairfax Murray, 1901-before 1912, by purchase; L. Rosenthal, 1912 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Leon Gruel, Paris, after 1912 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, before 1931, by purchase from Leon Gruel; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest. [Other earlier ownership marks: no. 9 in red on back of first flyleaf, no. 37 on back flyleaf; "John Nele" on front flyleaf.]
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1st third 14th century
Medium
ink and pigments on medium thickness parchment with follicle pattern visible on many pages, slightly trimmed
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.144.41V
Measurements
H: 11 13/16 x W: 7 7/8 in. (30 x 20 cm)
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