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Regla y constitutiones UNIQUE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT 16TH CENTURY ILLUSTRATED 1569

Regla y constitutiones UNIQUE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT 16TH CENTURY ILLUSTRATED 1569

Regla y constitutiones UNIQUE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT 16TH CENTURY ILLUSTRATED 1569

ANONYME - Regla y constitutiones de la cofradia del Sanctissimo sacramento de la yglesia de San Christoval de Granada - Manuscrit autographe enrichi de trois enluminures. Regla y constitutiones de la cofradia del Sanctissimo sacramento de la yglesia de San Christoval de Granada - Manuscrit autographe enrichi de trois enluminures.

[Grenade] 1569, in-folio (21,5x30,5cm - marge haute : 35mm, marge basse : 50mm, marge interieure : 30mm, marge exterieure : 40mm) , 31 ff. Regla y constitutiones de la cofradia del Sanctissimo sacramento de la yglesia de San Christoval de Granada.

Autograph manuscript with three miniatures. Manuscript on vellum, comprising 31 leaves: 50 leaves of text, ruled and lined and 3 full-page miniatures in colors, heightened in gold. The four final leaves were numbered and partly ruled but left empty. Contemporary manuscript ex-libris on front endpaper.

In Spanish throughout, written in Caroline miniscule on 24 lines, the text is very readable and very regular. The manuscript begins with a three-page summary covering the 24 chapters that comprise the.

One decorated initial in red and blue, indents and pagination in red, small sketch in black ink to inner margin. The verso of the final page of the summary has been ruled and lined in red but left blank. There follow the three full-page miniatures. The first shows a Communion scene (on the recto of one leaf), the second the Tree of Jesse (verso of the same leaf), and the third Saint Christopher bearing the baby Jesus (recto of the following leaf).

The verso of the miniature bears a short manuscript text explaining that these rules are those of the confraternity and brotherhood of the Holy Sacrament, established in the Church of Saint Christopher of Granada on the 1. This is followed by the "prohemio", a prologue of two and a half pages in which the confraternity takes an oath; this starts with an imposing decorated initial in red and blue.

The chapters then follow on directly, each with a tidy initial. The important terms are heightened in red, allowing for quick navigation in the text. A long manuscript annotation to the outer margin of leaf 24. The aforementioned rules take up 23 ruled leaves, ruled and lined in red. Leaf 27 bears two manuscript privileges.

We have not been able to read the signature on the first, dated May 1569, though quite elaborate. Long contemporary manuscript note to reverse of leaf 24. Contemporary light-brown calf, spine in five compartments with gilt roulettes and fleurons, gilt fillet frame to covers, small gilt fleurons to corner and a larger gilt fleuron to centre of covers. A few very skilful repairs and regilding, practically invisible. The manuscript is composed of the following chapters: Tabla de los capitulos desta Regla El prohemio desta Regla This manuscript has three spectacular full-page miniatures in gouache, heightened in gold. The first shows the Holy Communion, with Christ himself establishing the Eucharist with the words This is my body, this is my blood. The Apostles and Jesus (with a halo) blessing them, are seated around a table set with bread and fish. This motif became a major theme of Christian art in the Renaissance, as this miniature also shows. The second miniature shows the Tree of Jesse, which symbolizes the genealogy of Christ traced from Jesse ("Xese"), shown as an old man reclining. In keeping with the iconographic tradition, a tree protrudes from his side, the main branches of which bear some of Jesus' ancestors. Here, they are: Zachary, Jeremiah, David, an unidentified King, and - at the pinnacle - Mary holding the Christ child within a mandorla. The third miniature presents a scene with Saint Christopher - the patron of the Church in Granada to which the Confraternity of the Holy Sacrament was attached - with a child on his shoulders, as he was commonly represented.

The iconography derives from a passage in the. In which St Christopher helps a small boy cross a river. During the crossing, the child gets heavier and heavier, and the river more and more threatening:'You have put me in the greatest danger.

I do not think the whole world could have been as heavy on my shoulders as you were. The child replied:'You had on your shoulders not only the whole world but Him who made it. This miniature is bordered on all sides with richly illustrated borders on a golden ground, typical of mediaeval manuscripts, showing Sphinxes and several types of anthropomorphic plants. These miniatures bear witness to the influence of the Italian Mannerist artists on Spanish painters. One sees here the same graceful serpentine in the figures, the same attention to drapery (especially in the Communion scene) and a very similar color palette, with tones as delicate as they are vibrant.

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  • Binding: Fine Binding
  • Original/Facsimile: Original
  • Year of Publication: 1569
  • Language: French
  • Author: ANONYME
  • Place of Publication: s.n
  • Size Type/Largest Dimension: in-folio (21,5x30,5cm - marge haute : 35mm, marge basse : 50mm
  • Subject: Religion & Spirituality
  • Special Attributes: 1st Edition

Regla y constitutiones UNIQUE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT 16TH CENTURY ILLUSTRATED 1569