It will include a section about Lord Ashburnham and another about Matteo Canonici. This reminds me of a manuscript that sold at Bonham's in London a year ago:
Sunday 17 November 2013
Today I learned that there will be an exhibition in Florence next year, at the Galleria dell'Accademia, called La fortuna dei Primitivi: Tesori d'arte dalle collezioni italiane fra Sette e Ottocento, dedicated to 18th- and 19th-century Italian collecting of "primitives".
The foliation in the middle of the lower margin shows (not mentioned in the Bonham's catalogue) that it comes from the collection of Jacopo Soranzo (1686-1761):
Saturday 16 November 2013
Earlier this year a fine Flemish Book of Hours with an interesting early 19th-century provenance was sold in London. A faint pencil inscription on a flyleaf:
at first appeared to read:
|Inscription, as it appears in normal light|
"Missal of considerable
delicacy and beauty.
cost Mr. Bliss [£25 ??]"This immediately suggested Philip Bliss, the well -known Oxford antiquarian, book-collector, and member of the Roxburghe Club.
Sunday 3 November 2013
I recently found that Gustav Heinrich Becker's Catalogi bibliothecarum antiqui (Bonn, 1885) is available online.