Heaven on Earth

Manuscript Illuminations from the National Gallery of Art

Simon Bening, Flemish, 1483/1484-1561, The Adoration of the Magi, mid-1520s, tempera and gold leaf on vellum mounted to wood (separate miniature, not from a book), Intended Gift of Dian Woodner

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Master of Imola, Italian, active 1265 - 1280, The Nativity with Six Dominican Monks, 1265/1274, miniature on vellum, Rosenwald Collection, 1946.21.12

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Lippo Vanni, Italian, active 1344 - 1376, Saint Peter Enthroned, 1345/1350, miniature on vellum, Rosenwald Collection, 1949.5.88

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Fra Gregorio Mutii da Montalcino, Sienese, died 1395, Death of Saint Benedict, 1390/1395, miniature on vellum, Rosenwald Collection, 1946.21.13

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Master of the Dominican Effigies, Italian, active c. 1328 - 1350, The Nativity with the Annunciation to the Shepherds, c. 1340, miniature on vellum, Rosenwald Collection, 1949.5.87

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Workshop of Pacino di Bonaguida, Italian, active 1302 - c. 1340, Christ in Majesty with Twelve Apostles, c. 1320, miniature on vellum, Rosenwald Collection, 1952.8.277

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Master of the Dominican Effigies, Italian, active c. 1328 - 1350, Christ and the Virgin Enthroned with Forty Saints, c. 1340, miniature on vellum, Rosenwald Collection, 1959.16.2

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Olivetan Master, Italian, active c. 1425 - c. 1450, Coronation of the Virgin with the Trinity and Saints, c. 1440, miniature on vellum, Rosenwald Collection, 1950.17.2

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Belbello da Pavia, Italian, active c. 1430 - c. 1473, The Annunciation to the Virgin, 1450/1460, tempera and gold leaf on vellum, Rosenwald Collection, 1948.11.21

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Master of the Murano Gradual, Italian, active 15th century, Saint Lawrence, 1440/1450, miniature on vellum, Rosenwald Collection, 1948.11.12

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Giulio Clovio, Croatia, 1498 - 1578, The Lamentation, c. 1550, gouache heightened with gold on vellum, Patrons' Permanent Fund, 2006.111.1

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