Category:Carmina regia (c.1335-1340) - BL Royal MS 6 E IX

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Address in verse to Robert of Anjou, King of Naples, from the town of Prato in Tuscany (the 'Regia Carmina')

  • Author Convenevole da Prato
  • Title Address in verse to Robert of Anjou, King of Naples, from the town of Prato in Tuscany (the 'Regia Carmina')
  • Origin Italy, Central (Tuscany)
  • Date c. 1335-c. 1340
  • Language Latin
  • Script Gothic cursive
  • Artists Pacino di Buonaguida, an illuminator active Florence, c. 1300- c. 1350 (see Labriola 2004). For his corpus and bibliography see Ada Labriola, 'Pacindo di Buonaguida', in Dizionario Biografico dei Miniatori Italiani: Secoli IX-XVI, ed. by Milvia Bollati (Milano: Bonnard, 2004), pp. 841-43 (p. 841).
  • Decoration 47 miniatures in colours and gold with verses incorporated in them (ff. 1v, 2v, 4v-5, 6-9, 10v-13, 15, 19v-25, 27, 28v-30v). Initials in blue with red pen-flourishing or in red with purple or blue pen-flourishing.
  • Dimensions in mm 490 x 350 (355 x 240), in two columns
  • Official foliation ff. i + 30 (+ 4 unfoliated modern paper flyleaves at the beginning and at the end; f. i is a medieval parchment flyleaf)
  • Form Parchment codex
  • Binding Post-1600. Royal Library binding.
  • Provenance Robert of Anjou, king of Naples (b. 1277, d. 1343): probably the original copy presented to him by citizens of Prato, Tuscany, when the city placed itself under his protection (c. 1335-40); his arms (f. 2v), and portrait (f. 10). Presented to the British Museum by George II in 1757 as part of the Old Royal Library.
  • Notes There are only two other known manuscripts containing the same text: Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Samlung der kunstindustriellen Gegenstände, no. 10 and Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Magliabecchiana ci vii cod. 17.

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