Laurentius, Hispanus (1180-1248)
This manuscript contains the Decretum Gratiani with the Glossa ordinaria by Bartholomäus Brixiensis. It is a distinctive testimony to the masterly page layout of legal texts, where the main text is usually framed on all sides by its commentary. This copy is signed by the scribe, brother Adigherio (fol. 341v). The manuscript also is sumptuously decorated with large miniatures that introduce the main parts of the text as well as the various legal cases; in addition, there are numerous historiated initials, often very humorous (e.g. f. 2r, 127v), and figure initials. Two book illustrators from Bologna, the Master of 1346 and l'Illustratore, are the creators of this decoration that was carried out in the 1340s. In 1756, the Decretum Gratiani became part of the Bibliothèque de Genève with the bequest of Ami Lullin, who had purchased this copy from the collection of Paul and Alexander Petau.
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- Bartholomaeus, Brixiensis (Author) | Gratianus, de Clusio (Author) | Illustratore (Illuminator) | Laurentius, Hispanus (Commentator) | Lullin, Ami (Former possessor) | Maestro del 1346 (Illuminator) | Nicolò, di Giacomo (Illuminator) | Petau, Alexandre (Former possessor) Found in: Standard description