MINIATURIST, Italian
(active in first half of 15th century in Milan)

Deeds of Alexander the Great

1400-50
Manuscript (Cod. Lat. 161)
National Széchényi Library, Budapest

The codex contains the copy of the fragmentary work by the Roman historian Curtius Rufus (1st century B.C.) The miniatures of the codex are the work of an unknown artist referred to as "Master of Vitae imperatorum" after his most significant work. The owner of the codex was Giovanni Matteo Butigella who served the Visconti family.

The page presented here is the title page. The decoration is full of references to the Visconti and Butigalla families.




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