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  • Record Number: 9284
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Candelaria , Lorenzo.
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  • Title: El Cavaller de Colunya. A Miracle of the Rosary in the Choirbooks of San Pedro Mártir de Toledo
  • Source: Viator 35, ( 2004): Pages 221 - 264.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Cavaller de Colunya [Knight of Cologne] (Literary Motif) Confraternities Iconography Liturgical Books Manuscripts Mary, Virgin, Saint in Art Mary, Virgin, Saint in Literature Rosary, Prayer Toledo, Toledo, Spain- Confraternity of the Rosary Sponsored by t
  • Geographic Area: Iberia
  • Century: 13- 14- 15- 16
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  • Illustrations: Ten Figures. Figure One Kyriale of San Pedro Mártir, Toledo (New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 710, fol. 1v). Figure Two Kyriale of San Pedro Mártir, Toledo (New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 710, fol. 2r). Figure Three Initial I: The Virgin and Child with the Gentleman from Cologne, leaf from a gradual, circa 1500-1510, tempera colors, gold, and ink on parchment (Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum, MS 61, 95. MH. 50). Figure Four Leaf (palimpsest) from a Gradual (originally from an Antiphoner) of San Pedro Mártir, Toledo (New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manscript Library, MS 794). Figure Five Detail of border painting after Albrecht Dürer, Das Meerwunder, Kyriale of San Pedro Mártir, Toledo (New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 710, fol. 1v), Figure Six Leaf from a Gradual of San Pedro Mártir, Toledo (New Haven, Private Collection). Figure Seven Detail of a confraternity emblem displaying the Five Wounds and the words "Miserere mei" on a silk(?) shroud, Kyriale of San Pedro Mártir, Toledo (New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 710, fol. 1v). Figure Eight Detail of illuminated "R" showing the Virgin and Child with a donor, "El Cavaller de Colunya," Kyriale of San Pedro Mártir, Toledo (New Haven, Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 710, fol. 1v). Figure Nine Francisco Domènech (b. ca. 1460, d. after 1491), The Fifteen Mysteries and the Virgin of the Rosary, 1488, engraving (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1957 (57.526)). Figure Ten Leaf from a Gradual of San Pedro Mártir, Toledo (New York, Pierpont Morgan Library, MS M.887.1).
  • Table: Table One List of ten surviving choirbooks commissioned for San Pedro Mártir. Table Two Individuals with ties to the silk trade who were rehabilitated by the Inquisition in 1495. Includes the fines that they paid.
  • Abstract: This essay centers on "El Cavaller de Colunya" (“The Knight of Cologne”), a Spanish miracle of the rosary that appears in the illuminations of choirbooks produced ca. 1490–1510 for the Dominican convent of San Pedro Mártir, an important religious institution in Toledo, Spain, that housed a tribunal of the Inquisition. Following an exposition of the miracle, this article traces its rich history in the literature, music, and art of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. It concludes by arguing for its contemporary significance to the patrons who commissioned the choirbooks—a wealthy confraternity of the rosary whose membership was strictly limited to the silk weavers of Toledo. [Reproduced from the journal website: http://brepols.metapress.com/content/121213/?p=afdbc79947a4444b9739ff05942fde63&pi=0]
  • Author's Affiliation: University of Texas, Austin
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  • Year of Publication: 2004.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00835897
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