Los Angeles, Getty Mus., MS 78
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LOS ANGELES, CA., J. Paul Getty Museum
The Ascension [historiated initial] – ms.
Los Angeles, Getty Mus., MS 78

15th cent. (c. 1410 - c. 1431), Italy (Florence)
Vellum; single leaf, 405 x 324 mm glued onto a wood panel. Large historiated initial 'V'. Detached from a Gradual

Designed by Lorenzo Monaco; completed by Zanobi di Benedetto Strozzi and Battista di Biagio Sanguini
Former owners: Baron Paul Benard Hatvany (his sale: London, Christe's, 24 June 1980, lot 2); Bernard H. Breslauer (+2004)

Purchased in 2003 (acc. 2003.104)

Cf. W.M. Voelkle, R.S. Wieck, The Bernard H. Breslauer collection of manuscript illuminations (exhibition catalogue), New York: Pierpont Morgan Library, 1992, no. 74
— M. Eisenberg, Lorenzo Monaco, Princeton, 1989, p. 110-111