Treasures of a Lost Art: Italian Manuscript Painting of the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Pia Palladino, Cleveland Museum of Art, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jan 1, 2003 - Art - 195 pages
"Treasures of a Lost Art presents 144 leaves, cuttings, and illuminated manuscript fragments from the collection of Robert Lehman (1891-1969), one of the largest and most impressive private holdings of Italian manuscripts assembled after the First World War. Discussed here - with many of them handsomely illustrated in full color - are important examples of the major schools of illumination in southern Italy, Umbria, Tuscany, Emilia, Lombardy, and the Veneto. Previously unpublished, and perhaps even unknown to scholars, are works by some of the foremost Italian painters of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, including a leaf here attributed for the first time to the Sienese master Duccio di Buoninsegna and cuttings by Stefano da Verona and Cosimo Tura. Lesser-known arists, such as Neri da Rimini, Belbello da Pavia, and Girolamo da Cremona, once renowned for their beautifully illuminated volumes, are also discussed in full."--Jacket.
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The assistant curator of the Robert Lehman collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Palladino here presents a beautiful if ultimately frustrating grouping of manuscript illuminations ... Read full review