Andrea, Doge of Venice, Gritti (Bardolino, 1455 - 1538)

Commission of Doge Andrea Gritti to Antonio Zorzi as Podestà of Oderzo, 1536

Ink on vellum, 24 x 16 cm (9 7/16 x 6 5/16 in.) binding

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Object details

Accession number

2.b.2.6

Object Case

Dante Case

Language

Latin

Publication Place

Venice

Binding Description

Brown leather with gold tooling (Venetian, 16th century)

Description

1 vol., (68 leaves, 25 lines) ; 24 cm. (folio)

Provenance

Collection of the scholar and critic Charles Eliot Norton (1827–1908), Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner from Charles Eliot Norton on 3 July 1903 for $2,500. (with 18 other Venetian manuscripts)

Marks

Inscribed (front cover): "ANTONII GEORGIO"
Inscribed (back cover): "M.D.XXXVI"

Bibliography

Isabella Stewart Gardner. A Choice of Manuscripts and Bookbindings from the Library of Isabella Stewart Gardner, Fenway Court (Boston, 1922), pp. 34-35.
Seymour De Ricci and W. J. Wilson. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. Vol. 1 (New York,1935), p. 933, no. 16.
Helena Szépe. "Isabella Stewart Gardner's Venetian manuscripts" in Elizabeth Anne McCauley et al. Gondola Days: Isabella Stewart Gardner and the Palazzo Barbaro Circle. Exh. cat. (Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; Venice: Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, 2004), p. 235.
University of Pennsylvania Libraries. Schoenberg Database of Manuscripts, no. 42821, accessed 4 November 2016.


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Commentary

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