FINE MINIATURE PAINTING ON AN ILLUMINATED GRADUAL LEAF ON VELLUM, From the End of the 15th or Early 16th Century
[Miniature, Illuminated Manuscript] Monza, Antonio da
Price: 28,500.00 USD
(Near Milan: Antonio da Monza, Illuminator, ca. 1480-1505), AN ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT LEAF OF EXCEPTIONAL BEAUTY. WITH VERY FINE AND LARGE MINIATURE PAINTING AND EXTENSIVE OTHER DECORATIVE ELEMENTS. "The illuminator, Antonio da Monza (active ca. 1480/1505), brought a Renaissance fascination with antiquity to the art of manuscript illumination at the end of the 15th and early 16th century. Identified through his signature on a miniature from a liturgical book made for Pope Alexander VI and now in Vienna, he was a native of Monza, outside of Milan, and a member of the Franciscan Order. Antonio's artistic style was influenced by Leonardo. Scholars have attributed to him several liturgical books, as well as some miniatures in the Sforza Hours and in Antonio Minuti's 'Life of Muzio Attendolo'. The recent discovery of villa of the Golden House of Nero and its Fourth Style wall paintings influenced Antonio's work, supplying him with a rich visual vocabulary of ancient motifs." - Getty Museum. With a very fine miniature painting with the Father protecting Christ on the cross, set within a large initial "B" (Benedicta) framed within the elaborate initial and also including a side panel painting with angels, all are very lavish with rich, bright colours and burnished in vivid gold. 660x460mm, on vellum. A very beautiful survivor, bright and fresh and vivid.
- By This Author: [Miniature, Illuminated Manuscript] Monza, Antonio da
- By This Publisher: (Near Milan: Antonio da Monza, Illuminator, ca. 1480-1505)