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THE THREE MARIES AT THE TOMB, large historiated initial 'O' by THE SPANISH FORGER on a cutting from a 15th-century choirbook, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [Paris, c.1900]. 255 x 249mm, the initial 196 x 190mm. The initial 'O' on a ground of burnished gold with a stave of blue with white infill and green, pink, red and blue floral extensions; verso with 5 lines of text in black ink (some cracking of gold, likely intended, margins reinforced by strips of paper). Window-mounted.
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THE THREE MARIES AT THE TOMB, large historiated initial 'O' by THE SPANISH FORGER on a cutting from a 15th-century choirbook, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [Paris, c.1900]. 255 x 249mm, the initial 196 x 190mm. The initial 'O' on a ground of burnished gold with a stave of blue with white infill and green, pink, red and blue floral extensions; verso with 5 lines of text in black ink (some cracking of gold, likely intended, margins reinforced by strips of paper). Window-mounted.

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THE THREE MARIES AT THE TOMB, large historiated initial 'O' by THE SPANISH FORGER on a cutting from a 15th-century choirbook, ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT ON VELLUM, [Paris, c.1900]. 255 x 249mm, the initial 196 x 190mm. The initial 'O' on a ground of burnished gold with a stave of blue with white infill and green, pink, red and blue floral extensions; verso with 5 lines of text in black ink (some cracking of gold, likely intended, margins reinforced by strips of paper). Window-mounted.

The miniature is L185 in Voelkle's ongoing census of the work of the Spanish Forger, which to date counts 255 leaves, 108 panels and 10 manuscripts.
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