600-year-old rare Italian illustrations donated to J. Paul Getty Museum

Feb 14, 2018 306

BY: Toni McAllister

The J. Paul Getty Museum Thursday announced the gift of six rare Italian manuscript illustrations that will go on display in December. The gift, from collectors James E. and Elizabeth J. Ferrell, were originally pages from a choir book made around 1400 for the Carthusian monastery of Santo Spirito in Farneta, Italy. The book was commissioned by Niccolo di Lazzara, the archbishop of Lucca.

“Jim and Zibbie Ferrell have been longtime supporters of the Museum, and we are deeply grateful for this important gift,” Getty Museum Director Timothy Potts said. “Over the past two decades, they have been very generous and enthusiastic lenders of manuscripts and other works from their collection to exhibitions at both the Getty Center and Getty Villa. A number of their objects are included in the re-installation of the Villa that will be completed in April.”

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