New Haven Gladiatoria scans

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New Haven Gladiatoria scans

Postby Michael Chidester » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:14 pm

We've officially received permission from the Yale Center for British Art to post the complete set of scans of their copy of Gladiatoria on the wiki, and they can now be found on that page as well as in their own gallery where Wiktenauer's image viewer app can be launched:

http://wiktenauer.com/wiki/Category:MS_U860.F46_1450

We'll be talking to more museums as the rebuild continues and we need to add new scans for index pages. Hopefully they are all as cooperative and enthusiastic as the YCBA.
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Re: New Haven Gladiatoria scans

Postby Ben Floyd » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:01 am

Young man, there's a place you can go.
I said, young man, when you're short on your dough.
You can study there, and I'm sure you will find
Many ways to have a good time.

It's fun to study at the Y.C.B.A.
It's fun to study at the Y.C.B.A.
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:shock: :?
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Re: New Haven Gladiatoria scans

Postby Michael Chidester » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:18 am

YCBA. Also, you're trying to hard. You have to let humor come to you.
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Re: New Haven Gladiatoria scans

Postby Ben Floyd » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:30 am

That's what came to me. I never claimed to be funny, though I do amuse myself.
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Re: New Haven Gladiatoria scans

Postby Jeffrey Hull » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:13 pm

I think that is fabulous! :) There is no trophy-smilie, so I post the light-bulb instead. :idea:

By the way, why does Yale have that as part of their "British" art, when it is German? :?:

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Re: New Haven Gladiatoria scans

Postby Michael Chidester » Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:49 pm

Jeffrey Hull wrote:There is no trophy-smilie, so I post the light-bulb instead. :idea:

Thanks!

Jeffrey Hull wrote:By the way, why does Yale have that as part of their "British" art, when it is German? :?:

From what I've been able to reconstruct, the manuscript was unbound after disappearing in WWII and each page sold separately. Fortunately for us, a certain Paul Mellon chased them all down and bought every fragment he could locate (and did a remarkably thorough job, too--comparing it to the other copies, he might have missed two or three bifolia at most) and had them rebound. Mellon was a philanthropist, and he donated his entire British art collection to Yale in 1966 along with funds to build a museum to house it, and upon his death in 1999 he bequeathed all of the rest of his art collection to the museum as well, including this manuscript.
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