De Claris Mulieribus (Of Illustrious Women)

De Mulieribus Claris

1473
Illustrated by Unidentified artist, German, 15th century (German), Author Giovanni Boccaccio (Italian, 1313–1375), Printed by Johann Zainer (German, active 1473–1493)


Place of Publication: Ulm, Germany

Catalogue Raisonné

Goff B-716; Schreiber, Manuel, 3510; BMC II 521; GW 4483; Murray, German, 76

Dimensions

Overall: 30.5 x 21.7 x 3 cm (12 x 8 9/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.1401

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 81 woodcuts

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Ulm: Johann Zainer, 1473) Folio; 118 leaves; blind- and gilt-stamped red leather binding.

Selected illustrations: Decorative border with Adam and Eve (fol. 3v); Ceres (7v); Europa (12r); Helen (36v); Sappho (48v); Tomyris (50v); Cleopatra (89v); Pope Joan (107v)


(Ulm: Johann Zainer, 1473) Folio; 118 leaves; blind- and gilt-stamped red leather binding.

Provenance

Unidentified collector (blue leather shield label with rampant fox? and three stars); Sir Mark Masterman Sykes (1771-1823; his sales May-June 1824, lot 621 [£26,5s]); Sir John Hayford Thorold (1773-1831: Syston Park bookplate and monogram label); Syston Park sale, London, Sotheby, 1884, lot 305 (£29,10, to Bernard Quaritch, London); George Dunn (1864-1912, his sales, third portion, London, Sotheby, November 1917, lot 1927 [£290, to Bernard Quaritch, London]); Edouard Rahir (1862-1924), from whose sale, Paris, lot 264, purchased by MFA for $6,500, May 1931.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund