Hieronymus: Commentarii

The works of the Florentine brothers, Gherardo and Monte di Giovanni, arrived one after the other at Buda in the late 1480s, serving as inspiration for Francesco da Castello. Although it was not the Hieronymus Corvina of Budapest but the one in collections of Vienna at present (ONB, Cod. 931) that made him rethink his style, on the title-page of this manuscript, too, we can observe the symmetrical and almost heartshaped ornaments, typical of the borders of the Ptolemy Corvina and the Trapezuntius Corvina. The skirts of the sea gods of the Ptolemy Corvina are surprisingly similar to what we see here, on the sea gods in the lower right corner. (Edina Zsupán)

Source: The Corvina Library and the Buda Worskhop: [National Széchényi Library, November 6, 2018 –February 9, 2019] A Guide to the Exhibition; introduction and summary tables: Edina Zsupán; object descriptions: Edina Zsupán, Ferenc Földesi; English translation: Ágnes Latorre, Budapest: NSZL, 2018, p. 92


Shelfmark: Cod. Lat. 347.
Country: Hungary
City: Budapest
Keeper location: National Széchényi Library
Author: 1. Hieornymus (St. Jerome); 2. Nicolaus de Lira
Content: 1. Commentarii in epistolas S. Pauli; 2. Postilla
Writing medium: parchment
Number of sheets: 280 fol.
Sheet size: 346 × 237 mm
Place of writing: Florence
Date of writing: Dated: 1488 (f. 278v)
Scriptor: M. L. P. (f. 278v)
Illuminator: Gherardo and Monte di Giovanni
Place of illumination: Florence
Date of illumination: 1488/89
Crest: Composition of King Matthias' gold and silver coins; Attavante degli Attavanti
Possessor, provenience: King Matthias Hunyadi; Alfonso, Duke of Modena 1560; Francis, Duke of Modena donated it to the Library of the Hungarian National Museum in 1847; imperial and royal court archives, Vienna, 1847–1869; Imperial Court Library, Vienna, 1869–1891; Franz Joseph donated it to the Library of the Hungarian National Museum in 1891, it was kept here until 1919; Royal Este Library, Modena 1919–1927; Benito Mussolini donated it to the Library of the Hungarian National Museum in 1927.
Binding: modern leather binding (Modena)
Language of corvina: Latin
Hungarian translation(s) of work(s) included in the corvina: None