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Miniatures from a Manuscript of the Apocalypse

Miniatures from a Manuscript of the Apocalypse

c. 1295
Sheet: 10.2 x 14.7 cm (4 x 5 13/16 in.); Framed: 52.4 x 39.7 cm (20 5/8 x 15 5/8 in.); Matted: 48.9 x 36.2 cm (19 1/4 x 14 1/4 in.)
Location: not on view

Description

The visionary text of Saint John the Evangelist's Apocalypse, the final book of the New Testament, inspired these images of salvation, sin, and divine retribution. A large number of illustrated volumes of the Apocalypse appeared in Northern Europe, especially in England, after the year 1240-perhaps reflecting a fear of the world's end. These miniatures come from a manuscript produced in Lorraine, then artistically influenced by English models.
  • -1819
    Daniel Burkhardt-Wildt (1759-1819), Basel, passed to his descendants
    25 April 1983
    Sale: Sotheby's, London, 25 April 1983, lot 50 & 60
    1983-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Freyham, R. "Joachism and the English Apocalypse," Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes XVIII (1955). p. 244, note 2
    De Winter, Patrick M. “Visions of the Apocalypse in Medieval England and France.” The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 70, no. 10 (1983). pp. 396–417 www.jstor.org
    "Englische Miniaturenfolge aus dem 13. Jahrhundert," Artis-kunstmarkt Auktionen (April 1983).
    Sotheby Parke Bernet & Co. Single Leaves and Miniatures from Western Illuminated Manuscripts. 1983. Lots 50 and 60, pp. 26, 36
    Morgan, Neil, "The Burckhardt-Wildt Apocalypse," in Ayers, Tim. Art at Auction: The Year at Sotheby's, 1982-83 : Two Hundred and Forty-Nineth Season. Totowa, N.J.: Sotheby Publications, 1983. pp. 162-169
    Cleveland Museum of Art. Images of the Mind. Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1987. Reproduced: [p. 18]
    Cleveland Museum of Art. Images of the Mind. Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1987. p. 18
    Michael, Michael, "The Virgin and Child before a firescreen at the National Gallery" Apollo (May 1996). pp. 11-12, fig. 8
    Hindman, Sandra. Manuscript Illumination in the Modern Age: Recovery and Reconstruction. Evanston, IL: Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 2001. p. 86, fig. 40
    Cleveland Museum of Art, and Holger A. Klein. Sacred Gifts and Worldly Treasures: Medieval Masterworks from the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Museum of Art, 2007. Mentioned and reproduced: P. 180-185, no. 65
    Eikelmann, Renate, Holger A. Klein, Stephen N. Fliegel, and Virginia Brilliant. The Cleveland Museum of Art: Meisterwerke von 300 bis 1550. München: Hirmer, 2007. p. 176, repr. p. 177, no. 64
  • The Year in Review for 1983. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (February 22-April 8, 1984).
    Devotion and Leaning in the Middle Ages- (Manuscript Rotation) - Gallery 115. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer).
    Images of the Mind. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (July 7-August 23, 1987).
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