Artist Lippo Vanni, Italian, 1341-1376
  • Gradual Leaf: Historiated "V" with Annunciation
Date ca. 1350
Medium ink and pigment on parchment
Dimensions Sheet (irregular): 21 1/2 × 14 1/2 inches (54.6 × 36.8 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Octavia W. Bates Fund
Accession Number 35.95.A
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Six collection (Holland);
Dr. N. Beets;
1935-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Bulletin of the DIA 15, no. 3 (1935): pp. 30-31.

Marle, R. van. "Cinque Miniature di Lippo Vanni." La Diana 4 (1929): p. 159ff.

Master Drawings of the Renaissance. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1960, no. 1.

Medieval and Renaissance Music Manuscripts. Exh. cat., Toledo Museum of Art. Toledo, 1953, no. 54.

Os, H. W. van. "Lippo Vanni as a Miniaturist." Simiolus 7, 2 (1974): p. 70 (fig. 5) (ill.) (article, pp. 67-90).

Tanis, J.R. ed. Leaves of Gold: Manuscript Illumination from Philadelphia Collections. Philadelphia, 2001, p. 170 (mentioned by C.B. Strehlke in entry for cat. no. 58, where dated mid-1340s).

Valentiner, W.R. Italian Gothic Painting. Detroit, 1944, p. 16 (fig. 5).