A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Rawl. poet. 233

Summary Catalogue no.: 14724


Petrarch , Canzoniere
Language(s): Italian

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine miniature, border, initials. (P&A ii. 425, pl. XLII)

fol. 1r

  • Type miniature
  • Subject Blind-folded Cupid aims his bow at a kneeling young man, whose chest is pierced with an arrow; landscape in the background.


Origin: 15th century, third quarter ; Italian, Ferrara

Provenance and Acquisition

Richard Rawlinson, 1690-1755

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1755

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1895). Decoration, localization and date follow P├Ącht and Alexander (1970). Additional description of decoration by Elizabeth Solopova, c. 2000.