LOVELY ILLUMINATED INITIAL "I" FROM AN ITALIAN ANTIPHONAL, CIRCA 1600
(ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated Initial. Italy, circa 1600. Single vellum leaf (4-3/4 by 5-1/4 inches), illuminated in red, yellow, blue, green, and brown inks; handsomely matted and framed, entire piece measures 12-1/2 by 13-1/2 inches. $1800.
Lovely illuminated initial from an Italian antiphonal, circa 1600, scribed very large blue initial "I" with yellow and red flowers in the background.
This illuminated leaf is from an Italian antiphonal, circa 1600. The recto includes a very large letter "I" in blue with yellow and red flowers and buds in the background. Part of a large red letter is present along the left edge.
A bit of flaking to initial. Near-fine condition.