The Master of San Giovanni Fuorcivitas, St. Agnes appearing to her parents, in a large historiated initial, on a leaf from an illuminated manuscript antiphoner, in Latin on vellum. Italy (Tuscany), second quarter of the fourteenth century.
A long-lost and hitherto unrecorded leaf from a spectacular and early antiphoner produced in the second quarter of the fourteenth century by an artist who also worked with the celebrated Pacino di Bonaguida (c.1280-early 1340s) and the Master of the Dominican Effigies (fl. c.1325-55), on a series of contemporary choirbooks for the Basilica of Sancta Maria all'Impruneta, near Florence.
The item is to be the sold on our upcoming auction Books, Maps & Manuscripts on December 15.
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