Medieval Bestiary

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I'm obsessed about rabbits and to find one in medieval textiles is very exciting for me. I'm really keen to incorporate wildlife into my work because it's very true to my roots of living in the countryside. Medieval Tapestry, Medieval Art, Textiles, 7 Arts, Unicorn Tapestries, Art Chinois, Art Japonais, Bunny Art, Art Textile

The Lady and the Unicorn

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Book of Hours, Cat beating cymbal, from a marginal cycle of images of the funeral of Renard the Fox, Walters Manuscript fol. detail by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts. Medieval Music, Medieval Books, Medieval Life, Medieval Manuscript, Medieval Art, Illuminated Manuscript, Classic Poems, Animal Gato, Renaissance

Book of Hours, Cat beating cymbal, from a marginal cycle of images of the funeral of Renard the Fox, Walters Manuscript W.102, fol. 78v detail

This is a finely illuminated and iconographically rich Book of Hours, made in England at the end of the thirteenth century. The manuscript is incomplete and misbound. Its main artist can also be found at work in a Bible, Oxford, Bodleian Library Ms. Auct. D.3.2, and a Psalter, Cambridge, Trinity College Cambridge Ms. O.4.16. The manuscript contains a number of unusual texts including the Hours of Jesus Crucified, and the Office of St. Catherine. The patron of the manuscript is not clear: a…

Book of Hours, Cat beating cymbal, from a marginal cycle of images of the funeral of Renard the Fox, Walters Manuscript fol. detail by Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts. Medieval Music, Medieval Books, Medieval Life, Medieval Manuscript, Medieval Art, Illuminated Manuscript, Classic Poems, Animal Gato, Renaissance

Book of Hours, Cat beating cymbal, from a marginal cycle of images of the funeral of Renard the Fox, Walters Manuscript W.102, fol. 78v detail

This is a finely illuminated and iconographically rich Book of Hours, made in England at the end of the thirteenth century. The manuscript is incomplete and misbound. Its main artist can also be found at work in a Bible, Oxford, Bodleian Library Ms. Auct. D.3.2, and a Psalter, Cambridge, Trinity College Cambridge Ms. O.4.16. The manuscript contains a number of unusual texts including the Hours of Jesus Crucified, and the Office of St. Catherine. The patron of the manuscript is not clear: a…

Don’t you hate it when someone chews your ear while you’re trying to read? Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS detail of f. Arthurian Romances Le livre de Lancelot du Lac, part III. Medieval Books, Medieval Life, Medieval Manuscript, Medieval Art, Illuminated Letters, Illuminated Manuscript, Renaissance, Cosplay Anime, Book Of Hours

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Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, MS 229, detail of f. 133v. Arthurian Romances [1) Le livre de Lancelot du Lac, part III. 2) La queste del Saint Graal. 3) La mort au Roy Artus.]. France,...

Book of Hours, MS fol. - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum Renaissance Music, Medieval Music, Medieval Books, Medieval World, Medieval Manuscript, Medieval Art, Illuminated Manuscript, Animal Gato, Book Of Hours

Of the tribe of Tiger

In this run-up to Christmas-time, I have already posted twice on the subject of the Annunciation to the Virgin, setting the scene, as it were, for the nativity, adoration and annunciation-to-the-shepherds scenes to come. Having said that, I will now, for no particular reason, blog about cats. (Cats in illuminated manuscripts, that is, lest you…

Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval Medieval Books, Medieval Life, Medieval Manuscript, Medieval Art, Illuminated Manuscript, Illustrations Vintage, Illustration Art, Animal Gato, Book Of Hours

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I has mowse Luttrell Psalter, England ca. 1325-1340. British Library, Add 42130, fol. 190r

Bear-scribe with pun on 'scre-bere' (scribere = to write in Latin) in Bohun Psalter & Hours BLMedieval Egerton 3277 Medieval Books, Medieval Manuscript, Medieval Art, Illuminated Letters, Illuminated Manuscript, Medieval Paintings, Book Of Hours, Historical Images, 14th Century

Medium Aevum - Detail of a marginal illumination of a bear-scribe...

Detail of a marginal illumination of a bear-scribe...

Medieval bird on fłowers Medieval Books, Medieval Manuscript, Medieval Art, Renaissance Art, History Medieval, Medieval Tattoo, Illuminated Letters, Illuminated Manuscript, Principles Of Art

Cripple Fight! (Mmm… Marginalia #97)

The guys behind South Park have been refreshingly upfront about their indebtedness to previous artists. While they’re not unique in that, I can’t think of

Birdman in the margin of a musical manuscript playing bagpipes (notice musical neumes dropping from the pipes). Renaissance Music, Medieval Music, Medieval Books, Medieval World, Medieval Manuscript, Medieval Art, Illuminated Manuscript, Scottish Bagpipes, Viking Culture

Birdman in the margin of a musical manuscript playing bagpipes (notice musical neumes dropping from the pipes).

Medieval bird on fłowers Medieval Books, Medieval Manuscript, Medieval Art, Renaissance Art, History Medieval, Medieval Tattoo, Illuminated Letters, Illuminated Manuscript, Principles Of Art

Cripple Fight! (Mmm… Marginalia #97)

The guys behind South Park have been refreshingly upfront about their indebtedness to previous artists. While they’re not unique in that, I can’t think of

 folio The peacock has a long green tail adorned with eyes. Medieval Manuscript, Medieval Art, Illuminated Manuscript, Renaissance, Peacock Pictures, Old Best Friends, Book Of Hours, Cute Images, Western Art

Peacock Gallery

Medieval Bestiary : Peacock Gallery BN de France, lat. 14429, folio 108v. The peacock has a long green tail adorned with eyes.

discarding images - giant ray Macclesfield Psalter, England ca. Medieval Books, Medieval Life, Medieval Manuscript, Medieval Art, Illuminated Manuscript, Medieval Drawings, Rennaissance Art, Image Of Fish, Magnificent Beasts

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giant ray Macclesfield Psalter, England ca. 1330-1340 Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, MS 1-2005, fol. 68r

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