Manuscript cutting

Gouache on vellum | 22.4 x 18.9cm | probably 1477

Christophoro da Preda

This initial, perhaps cut from a choir book, shows Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan (1444-76), a famously martial figure, kneeling in prayer to God (the half-length figure, upper right), presumably asking for victory in the battle taking place in...
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