Artist French
  • Leaf from Gratian's DECRETUM: Bishop Swearing Falsely
Date early 14th century
Medium ink, tempera and gold on parchment
Dimensions Sheet (irregular): 17 1/4 × 11 3/8 inches (43.8 × 28.9 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, General Endowment Fund
Accession Number 61.248.B
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
by 1961, (Adolph Loewi, Los Angeles, California, USA);
1961-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Bilotta, M. A. "Un manuscrit de droit canonique toulousain reconstitué: le Décret de Gratien." Art de l'enluminure, 24 (2008): pp. 6, 13, 48; repro pp. 11 (detail), 48 (detail of column miniature), 49 (cropped on right) (whole article pp. 2-65; from Toulouse, first decades of 14th century).

Melnikas, A. Corpus of the Miniatures in the Manuscripts of Decretum Gratiani. Rome, 1975, vol. 2, p. 700 (fig. 26).

Schwartz, N., and Withers, J. "A Page from a Medieval Manuscript." Bulletin of the DIA 42, no. 2 (1962-63): p. 27 (as Northern French, possibly Picardy / Artois, with standardized glosses written by Bartolomeo of Brescia)