Calling All Manuscript Sleuths: The Macclesfield Alphabet Book
Folio with a portion of a sample alphabet, England, 1475-1525, British Library Add MS 88887, f. 14r The Macclesfield Alphabet Book is an exquisitely beautiful c. 15th-century 'pattern book'. It contains the most complete set of designs for manuscript decoration known to have survived from late-medieval Britain. It might have...
Daniels vision of the he-goat fighting against the ram
Beatus de Liebana; 'Silos Apocalypse', Northern Spain, c.1100 London British Library - Add. MS 11695, Jerome, Commentary on Daniel (fol-220r - 266r) Beatus Add MS 11695 fol-243v Source: www.bl.uk/manuscripts/Viewer.aspx?ref=add_ms_11695_f220r
Christine de Pizan in her study
The image of Christine in her study is enthralling – I expect all who know her work and have seen some of the illustrations in her manuscripts feel the same about it. Ever since I first became involved with her I have been seduced by the idea of this amazing woman in her book-lined cell, expounding for our delight her love of learning and her pleasure in her work. At the back of my mind as I have thought about Christine in her study has been the idea of “creativity”, as well as the question…
end of 13th century France U 964: Biblia Porta Lausanne, Bibliothèque Cantonale et Universitaire 405r (a ram) http://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/bcul/U0964