GIROLAMO DA CREMONA
Manuscript (Ms. 55), 201 x 128 mm
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
This miniature depicting the Pentecost belonged to a manuscript (probably a prayer book) of which no other part has come to light. Despite its small size, the miniature has an impressive monumentality. The illuminator Girolamo da Cremona used the compositional and mathematical principles employed by fifteenth-century painters who worked on a larger scale.