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Walters Ms. W.731, Single leaf from a short work on the Passion of Christ
Single leaf from a short work on the Passion of Christ
This leaf, created in southern Germany ca. 1475, contains illustrations to the Sext and None segments of De Septem Stationibus Passionis Christi. This anonymous text, written in rhymed verse, was often appended to the Speculum Humanae Salvationis, which may have ultimately been the context for this leaf. The effect of the images, written and illuminated on paper with heavy ink outlines and washes of color, closely resembles that of colored woodcuts from the same period.
Ca. 1475 CE
The primary language in this manuscript is Latin.
Fifteenth-century laid paper with watermark
Foliation: None - single leaf
Formula: Not applicable
19.2 cm wide by 29.2 cm high
13.0 cm wide by 23.0 cm high
- Columns: 1
- Ruled lines: 25
- Title: De Septem Stationibus Passionis Christi
- Incipit: ....sed sine omni flagello ad aeternam gloriam perveniam
- Contents: Fragment from lines 154-203 in Lutz and Perdrizet edition, incorporating the last three lines of Hora tertia, Hora sexta, and the first 21 lines of Hora nona, ending "O pie domine rogo te per mortem tuam amarissimam"
- Hand note: Cursive hybrid book script
- Decoration note: Two half-page miniatures, ink drawings with watercolor washes in red, blue, green, pink, and yellow; capitals at beginnings of lines struck with red, with fully red capital beginning fourth line; rubrics in red; text in black ink
Created as part of a book, possibly appended to a copy of the Speculum Humanae Salvationis, ca. 1475, southern Germany
Reused in a binding at an unknown date
Jacques Rosenthal collection, Munich, Germany, before 1930
Fred Werther, Baltimore, purchased from Rosenthal, ca. 1930
Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, purchased from Werther, 1945
Museum purchase in 1945
Lutz, J., and P. Perdrizet, Speculum Humanae Salvationis. Leipzig: Mulhouse, 1907, pp. 90-91.
Faye, C. U., and W. H. Bond. Supplement to the Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York: Bibliographical Society of America, 1962, p. 197, no. 558.
Miner, Dorothy. "Since de Ricci--Western Illuminated Manuscripts Acquired since 1934: A Report in Two Parts: Part 1." Journal of the Walters Art Gallery 29-30 (1966): pp. 68-103, p. 100, fig. 22.
"Bulletin Codicologique." Scriptorium 26 (1972): pp. 130-246, p. 208, no. 402.
Cataloger: Walters Art Museum curatorial staff and researchers since 1934
Editors: Herbert, Lynley; Noel, William
Copy editors: Bockrath, Diane; Dibble, Charles
Conservators: Owen, Linda; Quandt, Abigail
Contributors: Bockrath, Diane; Dutschke, Consuelo; Emery, Doug; Hamburger, Jeffrey; Noel, William; Tabritha, Ariel; Toth, Michael B.
The Walters Art Museum
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