Another man from Cremona (around the interesting time of c. 1452)) is the miniaturist Girolamo da Cremona, suspected to be one of the Petrarca Trionfi artists ...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... roject.jpg
... given as "active" between 1451-1483 (so then close at his begin as an artist just in the critical time). The object of the most interest to us is his work (possibly in cooperation with Mantegna) for the already mentioned Giacomo Antonio Marcello is a book to the soldier saint Mauritius, which went as a present to Renee d'Anjou and played a role in the knight order of the crescent (founded by Renee), in which also Marcello and Francesco Sforza had been members.
The date (and confirmation for the painters) is a little bit unclear and usually given with insecurities.
http://mini-site.louvre.fr/mantegna/ima ... /02_07.jpg
are from this book.
We often discussed this book and its role, though not with much attention to Girolamo and the condition, that he was "from Cremona".
In the given context (Filelfo in Cremona) now this might mean something.
As far I remember, Marcello had been often at the Western border of the Venetian territory, close to Milan, in Crema ...
http://www.academia.edu/1116660/An_Inco ... of_Letters
You can download the article, if you sign in. It's free ... but it takes some time to fill some data.
The article is from 1987, so not the last stand in the work of the author Margaret L. King. Girolamo da Cremona isn't mentioned in the article, but Mantegna.
( It seems, that Girolamo da Cremona isn't noted also in the book version of 2009.
http://books.google.de/books?id=RdWeII7 ... navlinks_s
.... but elsewhere it's noted, generally with the assumption, that Girolamo and Mantegna cooperated)
I focus with this excerpt on the row of Marcello's gifts to Renee:
The list is for some items longer as we had it earlier here ...
Back to Girolamo. His "life" reads like this ...
http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/art ... 359&page=1
Girolamo da Cremona
active:1450 - 1485 Northern Italy
Girolamo da Cremona was a manuscript illuminator who worked first in the North Italian courts of Ferrara and Mantua, then in Siena and Florence, and finally in Venice. A dynamic and chameleonlike artist, Girolamo worked on a number of projects with different artists and adapted his style to the different conditions of his commissions.
Girolamo first appears working alongside Taddeo Crivelli and other artists in Ferrara on the magnificent Bible of Borso d'Este, which was executed between 1455 and 1461. His art is most closely related to the Mantuan court painter Andrea Mantegna, who in 1461 seems to have recommended him to complete a missal for Barbara of Brandenburg, the wife of one of Mantegna's patrons, Ludovico Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua.
Around 1468, Girolamo began illuminating choir books in Siena, a project on which he collaborated with Liberale da Verona. He also worked in Florence for a time before ending his career in Venice. By the 1470s, Venice had become a major center of the new technology of printing, and Girolamo worked there, primarily illuminating frontispieces for deluxe versions of early printed books, called incunabules. These miniatures are known for their playful and extravagant trompe-l'oeil conceits.
I don't know, who brought it up, that Girolamo was responsible for the St. Maurice manuscript, but somehow it fits with the situation of Cremona/Crema 1452, two cities, which are not far from each other (the map says, 36 km) with ironically Crema under Venetian control closer to Milan than Cremona under Milanese control.
Crema is later in a dark manner noted for the first Trionfi game allowance at Venetian territory in a situation of a Milan/Venice war (Ferrarese war) in 1483.
Perhaps Marcello played a role, that Girolamo (just for the case, that he was really involved in the St. Maurice production 1452/53) found a place in the development of Borso's bible in Ferrara. Marcello had been long in the region, it seems to be plausible, that he got some relationship to local artists.