MATTEO DI SER CAMBIO
Statute and Register of the Moneychangers’ Guild
Collegio del Cambio, Perugia
So this is where I’ve been for the past week. I’m back, but posts will resume after this week’s holidays.
Personification of Death at the beginning of the Office of the Dead.
From an Italian Book of Hours, c. 1470-1480, Hart 20966, f. 106v
Panegyric in honour of King Robert of Anjou
Manuscript (Banco Rari 38)
Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Florence
Batman, Stephen, d. 1584. The doome warning all men to the iudgemente, 1581.
Houghton Library, Harvard University
Slightly out of the period, but irresistible to re-post.
Detail from a genealogical roll recording the Norman ancestry of William the Conqueror.
Tableau de Jean Fouquet, 1452-1455
Anvers, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Inv. 132
Ahhh, I love this painting so much. So many beautiful little details (her clothing), yet the big mistake there (her breasts) leads one to wonder just how accurate the painting is… .