Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 37 (T.1.5)
Title: Vita Christi
Images: [ MS Hunter 37 fol. 145r ]
Date of Creation: Between 1399 and 1499
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: Ludolphi de Saxonia, Vita Christi. Gallice. Vol. II. (Guillaume le Ménard, Vie de Jésus-Christ.)
Ludolphus of Saxony's Life of Christ. Translated into French by Guillaume le Ménard. Vol. II.
Begins - after a table of contents occupying from 1, 1 recto col. a, line 1, to 1, 2 recto col. a, line 15 - (2, 1 [fol. 1] recto col. a, lines 1-5): Du seruiteur de centurion qui es | toit paraliticque. xlii. chapitre. Et est | le commencement de la seconde | partie de cestui liure de vita christi | selon le translateur [rubric]. |
Ends (33, 8 [fol. ccxxiiii] recto col. b, lines 1-5): Cy finist la seconde par- | tie selon le translateur et la premiere selon lacteur de ces- | tui proffitable liure de la grant | vie de ihesucrist.
Remarks: The 28th quire contains a mistake in pagination which is followed to the end, so that the last folio is numbered 224 instead of 240. The foliation of the quire is as follows: ixxxxvii, ixxxij, ixxxiii, ixxxiiii, i.e. 197, 182, 183, 184. On iii, 1 recto (as in Vol. I.): La Seconde partie et volume | de vita christi | pour le Roy.
The beautiful illuminations are executed in the same style as in Vol. I. The three floreated pages contain the following pictures:
f. 119 recto picture 6½ x 6½. Jesus and His Disciples feeding the multitude with loaves and fishes.
f. 145 recto picture 7¼ x 6½. Jesus curing the Man with the Withered Hand.
f. 201 (185) recto picture 7 1/8 x 6½. Jesus writing on the ground.
Floreated borders and vignettes are found on the following folios:
f. 1 recto col. a. Jesus cures the Centurion's servant.
f. 4 recto col. a. Jesus cures the Demoniac.
f. 8 recto col. b. Jesus raises the Widow's Son.
f. 11 verso col. a. Jesus admonishes the "False Scribe."
f. 14 verso col. a. Jesus asleep in the boat is aroused by S. John.
f. 18 recto col. b. Jesus exorcises two Demoniacs.
f. 21 recto col. a. Jesus cures the bedridden Paralytic.
f. 23 verso col. a. Jesus raises the Ruler of the Synagogue's Daughter.
f. 26 verso col. b. Jesus cures Two Blind Men.
f. 29 recto col. b. Jesus preaches to His Disciples.
f. 34 verso col. a. Jesus teaches His Disciples Patience.
f. 40 verso col. b. Jesus teaches His Disciples not to fear Death.
f. 50 recto col. b. Jesus shows His Disciples His Five Wounds.
f. 53 verso col. b. John the Baptist is interrogated in prison by Jews.
f. 61 recto col. b. Jesus rebukes the Jews.
f. 65 recto col. a. Jesus welcomes Disciples returning from Preaching.
f. 72 recto col. b. The Good Samaritan.
f. 77 verso col. b. Mary washes Jesus' Feet.
f. 83 recto col. b. Jesus with Martha and Mary - and Disciples.
f. 91 recto col. a. Jesus with the Woman of Samaria.
f. 96 recto col. a. Jesus cures the Nobleman's Son.
f. 97 verso col. a. (f. 108 verso col. a.) Jesus' public appearance in Nazareth.
f. 98 verso col. a. (f. 112 verso col. a.) Daughter of Herodias with Charger attends the Beheading of the Baptist.
f. 122 verso col. a. (f. 132 verso col. a.) Jesus saves S. Peter from sinking.
f. 136 verso col. b. (f. 135 verso col. b.) Jesus preaches and some abandon Him.
f. 139 verso col. a. Jesus and His Disciples in the Cornfields.
f. 148 verso col. b. Jesus exorcises the possessed Deaf Mute.
f. 162 recto col. a. Jesus and His Mother and Brethren.
f. 173 recto col. a. Jesus and the Palsied Man at Bethesda.
f. 187 verso col. a. Jesus heals the Man with Dropsy.
f. 188 recto col. a. Jesus escapes Jews attempting to stone Him.
f. 193 verso col. a. Jesus cures the Man born Blind.
f. 197 recto col. a. Jesus declares Himself the Good Shepherd.
f. 201 verso col. a. Jesus in the Temple at the Feast of the Dedication.
f. 205 verso col. b. Jesus confutes the Pharisees.
f. 209 verso col. b. Jesus seems to repel the Syro-Phoenician woman.
f. 212 verso col. b. Jesus exorcises the Deaf and Dumb Spirit.
f. 215 recto col. a. Jesus feeds the Four Thousand.
f. 220 verso col. a. Jesus and His Disciples in a Ship off Bethsaida.
[Formerly R.2.9; R.2.17].
Physical Description: Bound volume.
Vellum, 15 5/8 x 10 3/4, ff. 242, written by the same hand as wrote Vol. I., in double cols. of 47 lines, each 10 3/4 x 3 1/8, ruled and margined with red, catchwords, many cropped, no signatures left, foliation (beginning 2, 1.) in red by same contemporary hand as inserted rubricated headlines, floreated columns with vignette illuminations, three floreated pages, illuminated initials, coloured capitals and paragraph marks, rubrics, fine vellum, fol. sec. nir. car. End of Cent. XV.
Binding: Modern millboards, (replacing original wooden boards covered with crimson velvet), covered fawn calf, blind-tooled edges, sides and back, view of old Hunterian Museum (gilt), lettered: MUSEUM HUNTERIANUM GLASGUENSE. Title (gilt) on crimson and black morocco shields: VITA | CHRISTI | TOM. | II. | Blue edges stamped (?) gold fleurs-de-lys. Early Cent. XIX.
[For detailed collation see: John Young and P. Henderson Aitken, A Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of The Hunterian Museum in The University of Glasgow. (Glasgow, 1908), p.41.]
Access: Normal conditions
Language: French
Material Type: Document
Notes: This manuscript has been exhibited on the following occasions: 'The Glory of the Page', Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Oct. 1987-Jan. 1988, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Feb.-Apr. 1988, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Jun.-Aug. 1988, Burrell Collection, Glasgow, Nov. 1988-Jan. 1989.
Bibliography: Nigel Thorp, The glory of the page (London, 1987), no. 60; John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), pp 41-42.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Ludolf of Saxony c.1300-1377/8
Ludolphus de Saxonia.
exhibition: Glory of the Page 1987-1989
Exhibition of medieval manuscripts from Glasgow University Library: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Oct. 1987-Jan. 1988, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Feb.-Apr. …
translator: Guillaume Le Ménard
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