Source: Frontispiece of the “Heironymus Corvina” (1488; Florence, Italy), consisting of St. Jerome’s commentaries on the epistles of St. Paul.
This book was commissioned by Matthias Corvina, King of Hungary from 1458-1490, for his royal library in the city of Buda. Like most of the books he collected (now referred to as “corvinas”), this one was commissioned from the great illuminators of Florence. This particular book was illuminated in 1488 by Gherardo and Monte di Giovanni, two brothers at the head of a very prominent atelier in renaissance Italy that produced multiple books for the Hungarian royal lib
The Mira Calligraphiae Monumenta
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Manuscript History at a Glance
- Between 1561 and 1562 Georg Bocskay, court secretary to Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I, wanted to show off his skills by making a model book of calligraphy. (No really, he made it almost entirely to show off his technical skill, range of hands, and demonstrate his intellectual value.)
- Thirty years later (1591-96), Emperor Rudolf II (Ferdinand's grandson) commissioned Joris Hoefnagel to illuminate the book.
- Became a visible debate between the two art f
Kicking Your Scrolls Up A Notch
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Finding a Source
- Look for something appropriate for recipient and/or the award being given (based on their persona, interests, aesthetic tastes, heraldry, etc.)
- Some trademarks of particular illumination styles:
Celtic good for animals; gothic styles for figures & animals; later period for scenes with landscape aspects; anything with roundels for lots of badges & heraldry, etc.
- Make sure you pick a source that is deadl
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