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Bibles & Books: Tavola Ritonda - Illustrated by Bonifacio Bembo (Old Masters Painter)

Updated: Nov 12, 2022

"This impressive Italian #manuscript from the year 1446 brings the famous tales of the Arthurian #sagas to come back to life: texts concerning the adventures of Lancelot and Tristan and the search for the Holy Grail are assembled here – unique for this tradition in Italy – with gorgeous pen and ink drawings probably illustrated by Bonifacio Bembo. It is a significant art-historical and literary attestation of its epoch! You can find this and many other facsimiles under:" from the video introduction.

"Bonifacio Bembo was an Italian Old Masters painter who was born in 1447. Bonifacio Bembo's work has been offered at auction multiple times, with realized prices ranging from 4,163 USD to 564,764 USD, depending on the size and medium of the artwork. Since 2009 the record price for this artist at auction is 564,764 USD for TEN PORTRAITS OF IMPORTANT 15TH CENTURY PERSONALITIES, sold at Hampel Fine Art Auctions in 2017. Bonifacio Bembo has been featured in articles for The Art Newspaper and BBC News. The most recent article is The Art of Tarot, from the Renaissance to Today written for The Art Newspaper in August 2020. The artist died in 1477.'from the article: Bonifacio Bembo

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