Iluminované rukopisy v Christian-Weise-Bibliothek v Žitavě
ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS IN THE CHRISTIAN-WEISE-BIBLIOTHEK IN ZITTAU
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The illuminated manuscripts in Zittau are only known to some extent. The two-volume Vesperale and Matutinale (A I, A VI) from the second decade of the fifteenth century was created for the Karlov Augustinian Monastery in Prague. The painted decoration is the work of the Master of the Hasenburg Missal, who represents the highest stage of fine style. The Missal of the Prague Diocese (A VII) is from the early fifteenth century. The decoration is the work of two illuminators, led by the Master of the Roudnice Psalter, although the share of the second illuminator - the Master of Paul's Gospel - is more extensive. Hitherto unknown is the Antiphonary (A IV) from the second decade of the fifteenth century. The small share of the primary illuminator is based on the Master of the Antwerp Bible. The Zittau Gradual (A III) is dated 1512; its primary illuminator was Janicek Zmilely of Pisek. The Gradual (A V) was created in 1435 for the parish church in Zittau by commander of the Commenda of Johannites Johann Gottfried von Goldbergu. The decoration was evidently created in Vratislav by the Master of the Bible of Banken. The Vesperal and Matutinal (A II) from the end of the fifteenth century was perhaps designated for the Commenda of Johannites in Zittau. The decoration is Saxon work.
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