Los Angeles, Getty Mus., MS. 90
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LOS ANGELES, CA., J. Paul Getty Museum
Saint Louis of Toulouse [historiated initial] – ms.
Los Angeles, Getty Mus., MS. 90

15th cent. (c. 1450-1455), Italy (Romagna: Bologna or Ferrara)
Vellum; historiated initial T, cut down to 73 x 53.4 cm. From a Graduale Sanctorum

Illuminated by Franco dei Russi. The original volume is part of a series of choir-books commissioned by Cardinal Bessarion (+ 1472) for the benefit of the Franciscan Convent of Constantinople, and eventually yielded to Borso d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, after the Turkish Conquest (1453)
Former owner: Robert Lehman (1881-1969)

Purchase, 2005 (acc. 2005.20)


From the same series: Getty Museum, MSS. 98 and 99