Manuscript: Additional MS 62925
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British Library, Additional MS 62925
(The Rutland Psalter)
 

Produced: England, c. 1260

Language: Latin

Author: 
Illustrator: 
Scribe: Several hands (but one main hand)

Binding: 16th century blind stamped binding with armorial panel, gold tooled spine and 2 clasps
Media: Vellum
Script: Textualis Quadrata/Gothic Textualis Semi-quadrata

Folios: 195  Height: 28.5 cm   Width: 20.5 cm

Manuscript type: Psalter

Location: British Library, London, England, United Kingdom

Family: n/a

 



Source: Janet Backhouse, 1997 (Illuminated Page: Ten Centuries of Manuscript Painting in the British Library) | Copyright Copyright 2004 British Library / Used by permission | Folio 98r


 
Description

"The Rutland Psalter: There are figural and grotesque bas-de-page scenes on almost every page, including scenes from the Bestiary and the Marvels of the East and many of a demonic character." - British Library

"Six large miniatures and nine historiated initials mark the liturgical divisions of the text in this outstanding book. Its marginal decoration, which often appears to be frivolous and is generally unconnected with the psalms, icludes scenes of everyday life, animals, monsters, grotesques and subjects from mythology. This type of ornament became increasingly fashionable on both sides of the channel during the 13th and early 14th centuries and this is apparently the first major example of it in English illumination." - The Illuminated Page: Ten Centuries of Manuscript Painting in the British Library (Toronto, 1997) Backhouse, 1998 page 80


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