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Treasures of a Lost Art: Italian Manuscript Painting of the Middle Ages and Renaissance by Pia Palladino

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Treasures of a Lost Art: Italian Manuscript Painting of the Middle Ages and Renaissance by Pia Palladino

4to. pp. vii, 195. colour & b/w illustrations. glossary. index. hardcover. dw. (fine condition).
New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art & Yale University Press, [2003].

Published in conjunction with an exhibition.

ISBN-10: 0300098790 / ISBN-13: 9780300098792

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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 Previously unpublished, and perhaps even unknown to scholars, are works by some of the foremost Italian painters of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, including a leaf here attributed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