In a previous post I showed that a cutting of an initial 'U' with St John the Evangelist by the Master of the Brussels Initials has the remains of the Stroganoff ink stamp on the reverse. Its dimensions were reported as 135×135mm when sold by Christie's in 2017. I suspect that it was lot 627 in the 1910 Stroganoff auction, and that the cataloguer mistakenly identified the evangelist as Luke instead of John:
"U. Ritaglio di corale decorato dalla figura dell'evange-lista Luca.
Contorno ed aureola dorata. Arte Umbra, secolo xv.
m. 0.13 × 0.13"
|"S. decorata dalla figura di S. Stefano. Policromata e dorata"|
|"O. Ritaglio di corale, con l'effige del Salvatore in atto |
di benedire. Aureola dorata. Arte Umbra del secolo xv.
m. 0.95 × 0.10"
- an initial 'U' with an Evangelist with gilded halo and surround, c.130×130mm
- an initial 'S' with St Stephen, in colours and gold
- a cutting of an initial from a choirbook, with Christ Blessing