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Illuminated Manuscripts

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FOUR RATS IN A BOAT (to say nothing of the cat) Pontifical of Guillaume Durand, Avignon, before 1390. Paris, Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève, ms. 143, fol. 77v

Illuminated letter H depicting The Nativity. Mainz, Germany, late 15th century

Image of illuminated letter h depicting the nativity. mainz, germany, late 15th century by V&A Images

Second page with decorated initial S. Minute for Le Miroir de la Salvation humaine . Bibliothèque Royale, Brussels, Ms. 9249–50, fol. 1 verso.

A Medieval Mirror

A beautiful Medieval manuscript depicting the story of Noah.

BibliOdyssey: Beatus Apocalypse

H is for "Holy Cow, that might be the most beautiful initial anywhere!" www.e-codices.uni...

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Scribe and Illuminator's Tools: The penner, a quill pen case and bottle of ink worn by looping over the belt.

Scribe and Illuminator's Tools, Pen Knife, ink horn, Ink well, Penner.


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The Geese Book (1503-1510). Illustration from the bottom of a page showing a wolf leading a choir of geese, with a fox standing over them. Completed in 1510 for the parish of St. Lorenz in Nuremberg, this large-format gradual preserves the mass liturgy that was sung by choir boys until the Reformation was introduced in 1525. Provocative and satirical illuminations include the one from which the book takes its name. Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

Interesting Pretties: The Geese Book

Tree of Jesse - Genealogy of Christ by petrus.agricola, via Flickr

Codex rotundus. Book of Hours (9 cm diameter) made in Bruges in 1480.

ADEVA Fine Art Facsimile Editions in detail

Choirbook, Seville, Spain, c. 1460-90 Need to figure out how to translate the leaf/blossom embellishments into embroidery.......

Paris, c. 1410-c. 1414 Queen's Book, fol. 128. Hippomenes and Atalante.

Phaedra, examining the point of her pen - Huntington Library Ms HM 60, f°17

A Remnant of Something That's Past

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Alphabet Letter K Medieval Illuminated Letter K by ArteOfTheBooke, $10.00

Remarkably realistic for medieval illuminated beasts, which were often fabulous admixtures of fantasy and fur

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Rabbit playing bagpipes and breakdancing dog (Cambrai, MS 102)

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niziale “N”, frammento tratto dal Corale di Alessandro VI, (1492-1503 circa), British Library, Londra.


Magnificently preserved, the manuscript exhibits unique development from an originally Flemish to a later French style.

How to create an illuminated letter, step by step. Really nice instructions.

The Illuminated Sketchbook of Stephan Schriber, c.1494. Selected pages from the Spätgotisches Musterbuch des Stephan Schriber, a manuscript which appears to be some kind of sketchbook, belonging to a 15th century monk working in South-West Germany, where ideas and layouts for illuminated manuscripts were tried out and skills developed. #art #illustration #painting

The Illuminated Sketchbook of Stephan Schriber (1494)

13th-century illustration modeled on a design by Hildegard von Bingen, depicting the four seasons of a spherical Earth (courtesy State Library of Lucca)


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