Category: illumination

eadfrith: The Grandisson Psalter Folios 25r – …

eadfrith:

The Grandisson Psalter

Folios 25r – 26v Add MS 21926

1270-1280

heaveninawildflower: Detail from a calendar pa…

heaveninawildflower:

Detail from a calendar page (Flemish, mid 1200′s) – ‘Hawking in May.’

Tempera colours, gold leaf, and ink on parchment.

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  • centuriespast: MINIATURIST, FrenchMedical Mis…

    centuriespast:

    MINIATURIST, French
    Medical Miscellany
    11th century
    Manuscript (MS Lat. 7028)
    Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris

    upennmanuscripts: Ms. Codex 1063 –  [Book of…

    upennmanuscripts:

    Ms. Codex 1063 – 

    [Book of hours: use of Sarum]

    Another wonderful book of hours! This was produced in England, probably in London (ca. 1450-1460 CE), perhaps for a member of a religious confraternity or community. It includes a calendar, the Office of the Virgin (use of Sarum), Seven Penitential Psalms and incipits of the Gradual Psalms, litany, notated Office of the Dead (use of Sarum), and a variety of prayers. Fun fact: there is the erasure of Thomas Becket from the calendar, plus 17th-century additions in English to the calendar.

    The decorated margins are extraordinary! See here for more (or click here if you want to know more).

    discardingimages: temptation of Christ ‘Kloste…

    discardingimages:

    temptation of Christ

    ‘Klosterneuburger Evangelienwerk’, Austria c. 1340

    Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Gen. 8, fol. 42r

    cma-medieval-art: Hours of Charles the Noble, …

    cma-medieval-art:

    Hours of Charles the Noble, King of Navarre (1361-1425): fol. 267r, St. Bartholomew, Master of the Brussels Initials and Associates, c. 1405, Cleveland Museum of Art: Medieval Art

    This precious volume was obviously highly prized by its owner, the French-born King of Navarre, who had his coat of arms painted on no less than twenty folios. Rather than directly commissioning this manuscript from a specific workshop, it seems that Charles the Noble acquired his book of hours – perhaps ready-made for the luxury market – while on a trip to Paris in 1404-05.

    A collaborative effort, six painting styles are evidenced within the pages of this codex, those of two Italians, two Frenchmen, and two Netherlanders. The painter who was responsible for the planning and decoration of the book, and who produced seventeen of the large miniatures, was a Bolognese artist known as the Master of the Brussels Initials. His principal assistant, responsible for most of the borders, was a Florentine who signed his name “Zecho” da Firenze on folio 208 verso.

    Size: Codex: 20.3 x 15.7 x 7 cm (8 x 6 3/16 x 2 ¾ in.)
    Medium: ink, tempera, and gold on vellum

    https://clevelandart.org/art/1964.40.267.a

    centuriespast: MINIATURIST, FrenchLa Somme le…

    centuriespast:

    MINIATURIST, French
    La Somme le Roy
    14th century
    Manuscript (Est. 34)
    Biblioteca Estense, Modena

    centuriespast: MINIATURIST, FrenchLa Somme le…

    centuriespast:

    MINIATURIST, French
    La Somme le Roy
    14th century
    Manuscript (Est. 34)
    Biblioteca Estense, Modena

    discardingimages: rabbit hood Gorleston Psalte…

    discardingimages:

    rabbit hood

    Gorleston Psalter, England c. 1310-1324

    BL, Add 49622, fol. 202v

    pipouch: Guillaume de Digulleville : “Pèlerin…

    pipouch:

    Guillaume de Digulleville : “Pèlerinage de la vie humaine”, France, XIVe siècle (Aix-en-Provence, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 110, p. 171)