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Illuminated Leaf with the Profession of Clarissan Nun
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Illuminated Leaf with the Profession of Clarissan Nun


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Description Twelve nearly square images (each approximately 90 x 85 mm) with scenes from the Passion of Christ, from the Life of St. Clare of Assisi, and from the profession of a Clarissan nun. The twelve scenes are enclosed within a 'strewn flower' border in liquid gold and colors, typical of those painted in illuminated manuscripts in Ghent and Bruges beginning ca. 1470.
Exhibitions
  • Living by the Book: Monks, Nuns, and Their Manuscripts. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013.
  • The Saint Francis Missal. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2020.
Provenance Rev. T.H. Aldridge, Devon, United Kingdom [date and mode of acquisition unknown] until 2008; Maggs Bros., Berkeley Square, London, 2008; Walters Art Museum, 2012, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the Rare Book and Manuscript Acquisition Fund and the W. Alton Jones Foundation Acquisition Fund, 2012

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Period
ca. 1530-1550
Medium
pigments on parchment
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.923
Measurements
H: 17 11/16 x W: 12 13/16 in. (45 x 32.5 cm)
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Location Within Museum
Not On View

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