Giustino, di Gherardino (floruit 1365-1384)
This 14th century parchment manuscript preserves the "Historia destructionis Troiae" by Guido de Columnis for posterity. Its 187 miniatures crafted by Giustino da Forlì portray the most important scenes of the Trojan War against a background of the Gothic architecture of Venice. The margins of the manuscript reveal written traces of the collaborative efforts of the copyist and the illuminator: the scribe made notes in Venetian dialect indicating the plan for incorporating a series of miniature illustrations, which were then duly added by the illuminator.
Online Since: 07/31/2007
- Giustino, di Gherardino (Illuminator) Found in: Standard description
- Bernard Quaritch Ltd. (London) (Seller) | Bodmer, Martin (Former possessor) | Giustino, di Gherardino (Illuminator) | Guido, de Columnis (Author) | Henry Yates Thompson (Former possessor) | Hoepli, Ulrico (Seller) Found in: Standard description