Saturday, 16 July 2016

Cuttings from an Early 14th-Century Cistercian Gradual


As promised in last week's post, I am today sharing the first in a series of pages on which I will try to collect together dispersed leaves and cuttings, and also keep track up new discoveries.

The first manuscript to be treated is a series of cuttings from a Gradual, presumably Cistercian, because several depict monks dressed in white.

The unusual style -- which is not very refined, but is extremely appealing -- combines Netherlandish and Germanic features, suggesting the Lower Rhine; previous attributions include France, Flanders, Lake Constance, north-western Germany, and Cologne. Dates from c.1300 to c.1350 have been proposed in the past.

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