Coronation of the Virgin with Attendant Saints
ID
 
86
 
Original Country
 
Germany
 
Region
 
Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia)
 
Creator
 
Follower of Johannes von Valkenburg
 
Creator Role
 
illuminator
 
Sorting Title
 
Coronation of the Virgin with Attendant Saints
 
Subject
 

Christ, dressed in grey mantle, crowns the Virgin; both are enthroned, flanked by angels. Group of undifferentiated male and female saints gather below. All enclosed in initial, beige with gold filler on dark blue background. Marginal ornaments including vines with leaves, droleries (hybrid monk in grey habit balancing saucer on stick) and praying Franciscan Nun (Poor Clares) in margin to left of initial, wearing brown over grey. Single leaf from choir book of type produced for monastiers of Cologne, first half of 15th century.

 
Creation Date
 
ca. 1325
 
Century
 
14th
 
Style Genre
 
Gothic
 
Work Type
 
dissertation/thesis
 
Measurements
 
.435 x .309 m (17 3/16 x 12 1/16 in.)
 
Format Medium
 

vellum; painted miniature on vellum

 
Original Location
 

Cologne, Convent of Saint Clare

 
Historical Context
 

Portraits of donors or patronesses are often found in the margins of manuscripts produced in or at women's communities. This manuscript was probably one of many codices produced in/for the convent of Saint Clare, founded in Cologne in 1304.

 
Related Work
 

Leaves in Aachen (Suermondt-Museum) and Hanover (Kestner-Museum, cod. 3987), both from single codex.

 
Provenance
 

private collection

 
Descriptive Notes
 

Leaf from a Choir Book. For additional information and details of this image see: National">http://www.nga.gov/cgi-bin/pinfo?Object=42527+0+none">National Gallery of Art

 
Current Repository
 

Rosenwald Collection, National Gallery of Art,Washington D.C.

 
Repository Number
 
1953.6.246
 
Photo Credit
 
National Gallery of Art
 
Statement
 

Link by permission of the National Gallery of Art

 
Image of Coronation of the Virgin with Attendant Saints.