MEISTER DES GRADUALE DES DOMS VON IMOLA
Initial A from a gradual with Christ in conversation with two prophets. Vellum. Emilia, ca. 1265-1270. 181 x 150 mm. Provenance: - Imola, Cathedral(?). - Geneva, William Kündig. - London, Christies June 1992. - thence to the current collection. Bibliography: - Friedrich G. Zeileis, Più ridon le carte (3.ed.), Rauris 2014, pp. 36-37 and 308-309. Literature cited: - Fabrizio Lollini, in: Franco Faranda (ed.), Cor unum et anima una. Corali Miniati della Chiesa di Imola, Faenza 1994, pp. 178-180. - Ada Labriola, in: Miklòs Boskovits (ed.), Miniature a Brera 1100-1422, Milan 1997, pp. 104-107. - Silvia Battistini, in: Fabrizio Lollini (ed.), Corali miniati di Faenza, Bagnacavallo e Cotignola. Tesori dalla Diocesi, Faenza 2000, pp. 169-170. This splendid and imposing initial A from a gradual, shows a depiction of the Almighty conversing with David and another prophet. No doubt this was the very same hand as that of the three large historiated initials of the Gradual of the Cathedral of Imola (Imola, Museo Diocesano, ms. corale III, fols. 51r,78r, 89v) This Master is an important artist and must have played a leading role in the early book illumination of Emilia Romagna. For this reason I have baptised this most notable illuminator Master of the Gradual of the Cathedral of Imola, after the said gradual. By way of clarification, this artist is not identical with the equally talented protagonist known as the "Master of Imola" - he of the illumination of an antiphonary series for San Domenico in Imola, barely a decade later. In view of the fact that the Cathedral of Imola was consecrated in 1271, we can assume that the first series of liturgical books was illuminated around this date, which makes the date of circa 1265-70 most probable. A further two initials by this master are to be found in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
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