Friday Faves: Gaia Grizzi highlights a magnificent Italian miniature by Bartolomeo Caporali

June 26, 2020

This magnificent and large historiated initial D illustrated with a monumental scene of the Coronation of the Virgin was recently described by Gaudenz Freuler as "one of the most splendid examples of the art of Renaissance manuscript illumination in Perugia." It is well-known in the literature, because it belonged to many important collectors of cuttings and single leaves, including Sir John Pope Hennessy, and has long been attributed to Bartolomeo Caporali, a Perugian painter working at the beginning of the High Renaissance.

Learn more on this miniature here!