Linking fragments of a Psalter written by Pietro Ursuleo of Capua – Fragment
Parchment · 7 leaves · 1441 – 1483 CE · southern Italy · various
Multiple, Dispersed Virtual Reconstruction, various
How to quote:Virtual reconstruction available:
- F-4ohi: Canberra, The National Library of Australia, Nan Kivell Calligraphic Collection MS 4052/3/106
- F-nf3t: Canberra, The National Library of Australia, Nan Kivell Calligraphic Collection MS 4052/3/107
- F-ot3d: Dunedin, Dunedin Public Libraries Heritage Collection, RMM Fragment 32a
- F-llfs: Dunedin, Dunedin Public Libraries Heritage Collection, RMM Fragment 32b
- F-ljb5: Dunedin, Dunedin Public Libraries Heritage Collection, RMM Fragment 26
- F-c7xg: Hobart, Special & Rare Collections, University of Tasmania Library, Shelfmark Pending
Available - refer to the individual document file of each fragment
Fragments of a Psalter written in the beautiful humanistic hand of Pietro Ursuleo of Capua (d. 1483), a priest and bishop of Satriano in Calabria from 1474 to 1483.
They are probably from the Psalter once in the library of John Boykett Jarman (1782-1864), auctioned by Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge (lot 161) in London 13-14 June 1864. A twin manuscript also written by Pietro Ursuleo is preserved (Cambridge: Trinity College, MS. O.7.46).
A number of fragments traced by Peter Kidd are discussed in his blog Medieval Manuscripts Provenance (10 May, 2014).
- The Psalter’s colophon in the National Library of Australia Nan Kivell Calligraphic Collection (NLA MS 4052/3/107) was identified in 1982 by Albinia de la Mare of the Bodleian Library.
- In 2018 Rose Faunce connected a second leaf in the same collection (NLA 4052/3/106) with the two leaves which directly follow it — Dunedin Public Libraries RMM Fragment 32a (containing the text Matthew 26: 47-61) and Rare Books School, Charlottesville Virginia (Matthew 26: 61-68). She has identified the leaf holding the Litany in the State Library of South Australia, and a leaf in the University of Hobart Library (Luke 22: 62-71; 23: 1-8) which precedes the leaf (Luke 23: 8-26) bought by English bookseller Clifford Maggs for his private collection.