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Christ before Pilate: Leaf from a Book of Hours (2 of 6 Excised Leaves)

Christ before Pilate: Leaf from a Book of Hours (2 of 6 Excised Leaves)

c. 1420–30
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Books of hours were often the first books from which children were taught to read.

Description

This leaf survives from what must have been an extraordinarily rich book of hours. The elaborate Passion cycle and Suffrages point to an important patron. Internal evidence within the original calendar and texts indicates that Metz was the probable place of production. Stylistically, the illuminations appear to come from the workshop of Henri d’Orquevaulx, a documented Metz manuscript painter. Compositionally, structurally, and stylistically, the miniatures suggest strong links to Netherlandish illumination. It is not known whether d’Orquevaulx came originally from the Netherlands or whether he simply worked or trained there at some point in his career.
  • before 1539 - after 1541
    Jehan de Poncy (d. 1605) and his wife, Marguerite
    Bartlett Gurney (1756-1803), Norwich, England, bequeathed to his aunt Catherine Gurney
    -1808
    Catherine Gurney (1776–1850), Norwich, England, gifted to Rev. Edward Edwards
    1808-
    Rev. Edward Edwards (1766-1849), Lynn, Norfolk, bequeathed to his godson William Hay Gurney, nephew of Catherine Gurney
    William Hay Gurney (1827-1898), North Princeton
    April 7, 1978
    Sale: Christie's New York, April 7, 1978, Lot 226
    [Bruce Ferrini (1950-2010), Akron, OH, sold to Jeanne Miles Blackburn]
    -1999
    Ms. Jeanne Miles Blackburn, Maitland, Fl, gifted to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    1999-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Christie, Manson & Woods International Inc. Printed Books and Manuscripts Including an Important Manuscript Map of Southeastern North America, 1721. 1978. Lot 226
    Fliegel, Stephen N. The Jeanne Miles Blackburn Collection of Manuscript Illuminations. Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1999. Mentioned: p. 37; Reproduced: p. 39, cat. no. 32 archive.org
  • The Jeanne Miles Blackburn Collection of Manuscript Illuminations. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (December 19, 1999-February 27, 2000).
    Illuminated Manuscripts. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (October 10, 2004-October 2, 2005).
    The Glory of the Painted Page: Manuscript Illuminations from the Permanent Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 6, 2010-April 17, 2011).
    CMA, 19 December 1999 - 27 February 2000, The Jeanne Miles Blackburn Collection of Manuscript Illuminations, cat. 32, illus. p. 39.
    The Cleveland Museum of Art (10/10/2004 - 10/02/2005); "Illuminated Manuscripts"
    Cleveland Museum of Art, (11/06/2010 - 04/17/2011); "The Glory Of the Painted Page: Manuscript Illuminations from the Permanent Collections"
  • {{cite web|title=Christ before Pilate: Leaf from a Book of Hours (2 of 6 Excised Leaves)|url=false|author=Henri d'Orquevaulx, Workshop|year=c. 1420–30|access-date=01 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1999.129