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  • Record Number: 19644
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Derolez , Albert.
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  • Title: A Renaissance Manuscript in the Hands of Margaret of York [The author describes a manuscript with a work by the Roman author Justinus, "In Trogi Pompei historias libri XLIV." It was inscribed by Margaret of York as "your loyal mother," presumably as a gift to either her step-daughter Mary or to Mary's husband, Maximilian of Austria. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Margaret of York, Simon Marmion, and "The Visions of Tondal": Papers Delivered at a Symposium organized by the Department of Manuscripts of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Collaboration with the Huntington Library and Art Collections, June 21-24, 1990.  Edited by Thomas Kren.  J. Paul Getty Museum, 1992.  Pages 99 - 102.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Justinus, Classical Author- Epitome of Trogus' History Manuscripts- Commission of Margaret of York, Duchess of Burgundy and Wife of Charles the Bold Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor Patronage, Literary
  • Geographic Area: Low Countries
  • Century: 15
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; Madrid, Biblioteca del Escorial, MS. e.III.22. It is a parchment codex of 180 folios. It contains two copies of the Roman text, "In Trogi Pompei historias libri XLIV," by Justinus. The first copy dates from 1465-70 and is inscribed by Margaret of York, "V
  • Illustrations: Five Figures. Figure One (Sixty-two in book) Opening of the preface showing strapwork initial and border, in Justinus, "In Trogi Pompei historias libri XLIV" (Madrid, Biblioteca del Escorial, MS. e.III.22, fol.1). Figure Two (Sixty-three in book) Detail of border with portrait of a Roman author (either Pompeius Trogus or Justinus) in Justinus "In Trogi Pompei historias libri XLIV" (Madrid, Biblioteca del Escorial, MS. e.III.22, fol. 1). Figure Three (Sixty-four in book) Detail of border with coat of arms of Emperor Maximilian in Justinus, "In Trogi Pompei historias libri XLIV" (Madrid, Biblioteca del Escorial, MS. e.III.22, fol. 1). Figure Four (Sixty-five in book) Final text page showing inscription by Margaret of York, in Justinus, "In Trogi Pompei historias libri XLIV" (Madrid, Biblioteca del Escorial, MS. e.III.22, fol. 96v.). Figure Five (Sixty-six in book) Inscription by Margaret of York, in Pierre de Vaux, "La vie de Sainte Colette" (Ghent, Convent of the Poor Clares, MS. 8, fol. 163).
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0892362049
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