Manuscript Leaf with a Funeral Procession in an Initial R, from a Gradual
Mariano del Buono (Italian, 1433–1504)
second half 15th century
Made in Florence, Italy
Tempera, ink, and gold on parchment
Overall: 28 1/8 x 20 1/16 in. (71.5 x 51 cm)
Ilumination: 8 3/16 x 8 11/16 in. (20.8 x 22.1 cm)
Mat size: 34 1/4 x 27 3/16 in. (87 x 69 cm)
Manuscripts and Illuminations
Gift of Louis L. Lorillard, 1896, transferred from the Library
Not on view
This illumination offers a glimpse of life and death among wealthy citizens of Florence. The funeral procession is a lavish affair, with the deceased resting on a bier covered with expensive silk and the mourners attired in brightly colored costumes.
Louis L. Lorillard(until 1896)
Boehm, Barbara Drake. "Choirs of Angels: Painting in Italian Choir Books, 1300-1500." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, n.s., 66, no. 3 (Winter 2009). p. 45, fig. 55.