Illuminated Manuscript, Van Alphen Hours, Initial M with two souls kneeling in prayer in Purgatory, Walters Manuscript fol. This Dutch Book of Hours was made for a female patron, possibly pictured on fol. in the mid fifteenth century.
Ladder frame - Manuscript Leaf with Initial S, from a Gradual Date: second quarter century Geography: Made in probably Mainz, Germany Culture: German Medium: Tempera, ink, and metal leaf on parchment Dimensions: 19 x 14 in.
Illuminated Psalter, by Giovanni Battista Cavaletto, Italian, Cavalletto ran a reputable workshop for illuminations in Bologna and was also a painter and sculptor. None of his sculptures have survived.
Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is another remarkable illumination of St Michael and the dragon. According to the catalogue record at the Walters Museum, it dates from the late eleventh/early twelfth century. Image source: Walters Museum MS W.