Sui testimoni illustrati italiani del Roman de Troie di Benoît de Sainte-Maure

Autore: Silvia De Santis
In: Critica del testo. XXII / 3, 2019
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As is well known, among the Italian illuminated manuscripts of Benoît de Sainte-Maure’s Roman de Troie, W, C and S form a compact group and were most likely produced in the same artistic and cultural milieu. The main connection between the three manuscripts is represented by the so-called Maestro degli Antifonari di Padova, the artist who realised the whole illustrative cycle in W and a good number of the miniatures in S. The identification of the scribe for manuscript S as Galvano di Bologna, head of one of the most prosperous workshops in Bologna, whose activity took place in close contact with the University and with the Dominican environment, offers new insights in the historical and cultural context in which W and S were produced.