Clive Farahar Antiquarian Books - Rare and Antiquarian Books and Manuscripts

CALLIGRAPHY. An Impressive Illuminated Calligraphic Trypitch Depicting Christ in Glory and the Last Supper after Leonardo da Vinci,   flanked by figures of a Pope and a Saint, with the words from the Latin Mass starting with the Gloria,   late 19thC.
with a large decorative border of flowers and two cherubs, illuminated initial letters, background toned, colouring and gillding bright, on fine wove paper, lifted from its original backing an replaced with acid free conservancy card, 15 x 23½ ins. 38×60 cms. in the original gilded domed frame,
This highly decorative piece of professional calligraphy was used as an elaborate Altar Card set on the Altar as a aide memoire for the celebrant during the Mass. Usually one sees printed versions, but they have disappeared after the revisions of Vatican II.

Stock ref: 14445