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Leaf from a Book of Hours: St. Bartholomew

Leaf from a Book of Hours: St. Bartholomew

c. 1440–1460
Location: not on view

Description

Little is known of the life or acts of Saint Bartholomew, one of the twelve apostles. The Golden Legend records the tradition that Bartholomew preached in India and Armenia after Christ’s resurrection. It was in Armenia that the saint was martyred by being flayed alive. His attribute in art, as shown here, is typically a knife, the instrument of his death. The saint is shown standing within an architectural interior with a paneled ceiling, leaded windows, tiled floor, and a hanging cloth embellished with stars. The artist has not yet been identified, though his slightly expressionistic style and jagged, irregular drapery folds, as well as the border decoration, are typical of Flemish manuscript painting around the mid-1400s.
  • The marquess of Bute [his sale, Sotheby's, London, 13 June 1983, lot 28]; [Graton and Graton, Evanston, Ill.]
  • Fliegel, Stephen N. The Jeanne Miles Blackburn Collection of Manuscript Illuminations. Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1999. Mentioned and Reproduced: p. 55, cat. no. 53 archive.org
  • The Jeanne Miles Blackburn Collection of Manuscript Illuminations. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (December 19, 1999-February 27, 2000).
    The Netherlandish Miniature, 1260-1550 (Manuscript Rotation) - Gallery 115. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (December 16, 2013-December 8, 2014).
    CMA, 19 December 1999 - 27 February 2000, The Jeanne Miles Blackburn Collection of Manuscript Illuminations, cat. 53, illus. p. 55.
    Main Gallery Rotation (gallery 115): December 16, 2013 - December 8, 2014.
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https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2006.11