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Lot 1 - [ENLUMINURE]. Fragment of a choir book (Gradual or Antiphonary?) Historiated Q initial Adoration of the shepherds France, Paris, circa 1530-1540 Anonymous illuminator influenced by the Groupe Etienne Colaud (?) (active in Paris from 1512 to circa 1540) Dimensions: 152 x 170 mm Illumination mounted on a cardboard base, framed in ink and marked "Peinture sur vélin" (size of cardboard base: 186 x 202 mm). This handsome historiated initial can be traced back to the 1520s-1540s. The historiated initial is inscribed in a blue lettering with white highlights, set against a liquid gold background and decorated with vine leaves and floral motifs. This type of motif is found in an Evangeliary preserved at the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève in Paris, MS 106, and is associated with the Colaud group and possibly with an artist known in the archives as Jean Leclerc (?), a collaborator of Etienne Colaud (see M.-B. Cousseau, Enlumineur anonyme (Jean Leclerc?), in Enluminures du Louvre (2011), cat. 127). In some respects, the present illumination recalls the work of an artist identified as Martial Vaillant, son-in-law of Etienne Colaud, documented in Paris since 1523 (he was one of the governors of the Confrérie des Enlumineurs Saint-Jean l'Evangéliste), painter of a Book of Hours for the Dauphin François (Paris, BnF, NAL 104, Heures peintes en deux campagnes, l'une dans les années 1530 et l'autre plus tard dans les années 1550 pour les encadrement ; see M.-B. Cousseau, Etienne Colaud et l'enluminure parisienne sous le règne de François Ier (2016), pp. 87-91). Further research is needed to better identify the illuminator of this initial, which also shows influences from the major artist of these decades, namely Noël Bellemare, whose compositions influenced the artists of the "Colaud group". Expert: Ariane ADELINE

Estim. 1 000 - 1 500 EUR

Lot 2 - [ENLUMINURE]. Fragment of a choir book (Gradual or Antiphonary?) Historiated initial D Pontius Pilate washing his hands after Jesus' judgment Jesus led by soldiers after his condemnation by Pontius Pilate France, Paris, circa 1530-1540 Attributable to the Master of François de Rohan (active in Paris from 1525 to 1546) Dimensions: 140 x 140 mm Illumination mounted on a cardboard base, framed in ink and marked: "Peinture sur vélin" (size of cardboard base: 173 x 174 mm) This historiated initial is attributable to an anonymous artist called "Maître de François de Rohan", named after the Fleur de Vertus commissioned by François II de Rohan (Paris, BnF, MS Fr. 1877). The painter used a highly colorful palette, reflecting an aesthetic of the middle of the second quarter of the 16th century. He worked for a number of important patrons, including Marguerite de Navarre (see the manuscript La Coche (Chantilly, Musée Condé, MS 522)), Anne de Montmorency, Nicolas Perrenot de Granvelle, and above all King François I, for whom he painted a Book of Hours between 1539-1542 (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art). On the Maître de Rohan, see : M. D. Orth, "The Master of François de Rohan: A Familiar French Renaissance Miniaturist with a New Name," in M. Brown and S. McKendrick, eds, Illuminating the Book: Makers and Interpreters. Essays in Honour of Janet Backhouse, London, 1998, pp. 69-91. - M. D. Orth, Renaissance Manuscripts: The Sixteenth Century, Turnhout, 2015. Expert: Ariane ADELINE

Estim. 1 200 - 1 800 EUR

Lot 50 - Remarkable set of Ottoman woodwork from Damascus, including epigraphic panels from the Hamziyya of al-Busiri, dated 1760-61. Rare set of several carved wood interior panelling elements, stuccoed with gesso in light relief, painted in polychrome, gilded and varnished using the 'ajami technique. The panels are richly decorated with floral bouquets, vases, architectural views, poly-lobed cartouches, scrolls, arabesques, palmettes and abstract motifs on a colored background. The set comprises 11 architectural elements, including the upper part of a mihrab with muqarnas, and 22 panels calligraphed in nasta'liq script containing the first fifteen verses of al-Busiri's poem al-Qasida al-Hamziyya, the last panel dated 1174H/1760-61. The woodwork set is sold as is; accidents, wear, paint chips, missing paint and wood. Some elements with fittings and hinges. The inscription is missing a few words and verses. Ottoman Empire, Syria, Damascus, dated 1760-61 Provenance: - Collection of Colonel Antoine-Pierre Manhès (1878-1943), then by inheritance. Detail of woodwork elements: 1-3. Three double doors, each composed of three panels set into their jambs, topped by a rounded pediment decorated with arabesque palmettes in relief. They are framed by vertical panelling adorned with arabesques in poly-lobed cartouches on a dark green background, and Ottoman knots on a garnet-red background, surrounding an arched lintel decorated with scrolls of floral stems on a yellow background. The leaves of the first door are decorated with star motifs in relief on unpainted jambs, those of the second with small Ottoman monuments and floral bouquets spouting from a vase, and those of the third with mandorles garnished with flowers. With hinges and rings. Size : 210 x 112 cm approx. ; Size of leaf : 125.5 x 29.5 cm ; Size of opening : 126 x 60 cm 4-5. Two paneled frames with the same decor as the three preceding doors, one originally a door frame with missing leaves and fittings, the other a niche front with missing shelves. Dim.: 209 x 111 cm and 209 x 112 cm 6. Niche frame with rounded pediment, with its niche box fitted with two shelves, whose background is painted with semis of flowers in mandorles. Dim. niche with box: 163 x 81 cm 7. Niche frame with rounded pediment, comprising only the front and the front part of the two shelves, topped by an arched lintel, all mounted on a modern panel. Dim. of niche: 154 x 72.5 cm; lintel: 26.5 x 81 cm 8-9. Two large vertical panels composed of several wooden boards, decorated with floral bouquets in vases on tables, inscribed in poly-lobed cartouches, and floral scrolls. Each panel is set in modern jambs. Dim.: 276 x 66 cm and 276 x 55 cm 10. Long beam decorated with geometrical motifs in relief, composed of an imbrication of diamond-shaped lozenges painted with star motifs and squares, bordered on one side by a scalloped frieze. Length: 288.5 cm; Width: 23 cm 11. Upper part of a muqarnas mihrab consisting of a three-lobed niche encircled by a twisted rim, set in a rectangular structure painted with rows of fleurons. The interior is composed of muqarnas elements and fine stalactites. The reverse side reveals the stacked structure of the muqarnas. Size: 101 x 75 cm; Depth: 30 cm; Overall size: 138.5 x 86 cm; Depth: 37.5 cm 12. Set of 22 horizontal rectangular panels, containing twenty-three epigraphic cartouches out of a set originally assumed to contain twenty-six cartouches. One panel is almost square and another is double-length. All panels are decorated with a polylobed cartouche bearing a raised inscription in nasta'liq script. Several panels are in poor condition and the inscription is partially faded. The first panel is fragmentary, the third panel contains cartouches 3 and 4, and panels 10, 17 and 20 are missing. The text contains the beginning of al-Busiri's poem al-Qasida al-Hamziyya and intentionally ends at the end of the fifteenth verse, as the last panel, corresponding to the twenty-sixth cartouche, contains the date 1174 H /1760-61. Most of the poem is present, but a few words are missing at the beginning of the inscription, and a few verses in the middle of the text. The collector Colonel Antoine Pierre Manhès (1878-1943), an artillery officer, was sent to Syria at the start of the French Mandate in 1920, where he became a member of the staff in Damascus. He was a former aide-de-camp to General Georges Catroux in Damascus, governor of the

Estim. 15 000 - 25 000 EUR