Script and Illumination at Christie’s

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ONLINE AUCTION – Script and Illumination: Leaves from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts, Christie’s, 29 November 2016.

Christie’s Books and Manuscripts Department is delighted to present its second Online Only auction of Medieval and Renaissance leaves and cuttings. With estimates starting from £500, the sale is full of sparkling examples of manuscript production across Europe, with a particular focus on the art of illumination in Italy. Spanning the course of five centuries, the sale features splendid survivals from secular and religious texts alike – including leaves from renowned codices such as the Hungerford Hours and the Bessarion antiphonals – illuminated by artists of the calibre of Attavante degli Attavanti, Bonifacio Bembo, Neri da Rimini and Don Simone Camaldolese.

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