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Matteo da Milano, illuminator (Italian, active 1492 – 1523) Initial D: Saint John the Baptist, about 1520, Tempera and gold on parchment Leaf: 33.6 x 23.4 cm (13 1/4 x 9 3/16 in.) The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. 87, fol. 4