Donaueschinger Bellifortis in Korea ausgestellt

Les Enluminures stellt in Korea zwei abendländische Handschriften in Privatbesitz aus (Preis auf Nachfrage), darunter, wie sich aus dem Namen der Bilddatei (und dem nach Registrierung zugänglichen Katalog auf der Website der Seoul Frieze) ergibt, den hier um 1460 datierten und ins Elsass lokalisierten ehemals Donaueschinger Bellifortis (Cod. 860) – https://handschriftencensus.de/7308https://sdbm.library.upenn.edu/manuscripts/11618

Er befand sich laut Les Enluminures seit 2003 in den USA, während der Handschriftencensus Sam Fogg nennt.

https://www.medievalists.net/2022/08/rarely-seen-medieval-manuscripts-to-be-displayed-at-korean-art-fair/

“In terms of style, technique, and composition, the drawings are closely related to those in a manuscript in Frankfurt, Universitätsbibliothek MS germ. qu.15), which can be attributed to Alsace between 1460 and 1480 based on the heraldry indicating its original owner and probably in the 1460s to judge from its watermarks and depictions of costume. The first owner of the Frankfurt volume was Count Philip of Hanau (1417-1480) who was married to Anna von Lichtenberg (1442-1474), and whose arms (Hanau-Lichtenberg) occur in the manuscript (ff. 5 and 42). Ties with Alsace are strengthened by stylistic comparison. According to the most recent and thorough study (Cermann 2013), both the Frankfurt manuscript and the present manuscript are attributed to Alsace c. 1460, an origin agreed on by Liselotte Saurma and Christoph Mackert, who have most recently studied Alsatian manuscript production in the circle of Diebold Lauber. Whereas the Frankfurt manuscript is assigned by all three scholars to the workshop of the prolific Diebold Lauber, the present manuscript is likely by another Alsatian workshop of painters familiar with the Lauber style.

The Frankfurt manuscript belongs in a group with two other surviving manuscripts: one made slightly earlier in Alsace, now Paris Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS lat. 17873, and another made at Strasbourg, capital of Alsace, c. 1430, now Rome Vatican Library, MS Pal. lat. 1986. The manuscript now in Paris, which agrees virtually word for word with the Donaueschingen manuscript apart from occasional scribal errors, includes the coat of arms of the Lichtenberg family, and it has been suggested that it may have been made for Jacques 1er de Licthtenberg (1416-1480) or his brother Louis de Lichtenberg (1417-1471) from the northern part of Alsace.”


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