Manuscript: Additional MS 18850
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British Library, Additional MS 18850
(Bedford Hours)
 

Produced: France (Paris), c. 1423

Language: Latin/French

Author: 
Illustrator: Bedford Master
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Folios: 289  Height: 26 cm   Width: 18 cm

Manuscript type: Book of Hours

Location: British Library, London, England, United Kingdom

Family: n/a

 



Source: British Library Images Online | Copyright Copyright 2004 British Library / Used by permission | Folio 12r


 
Description

"This magnificent book of hours, which gives its name to one of the leading Parisian book painters of the period, was written and illuminated for John, Duke of Bedford and his wife Anne, younger sister of Philip, Duke of Burgundy, probably on the occasion of their marriage in 1423. ... The manuscript contains more than 1200 marginal scenes from the Bible..." - Backhouse, 1997 page 168.

Some of the images are bestiary-related.


 
Editions and Facsimiles

None known


 

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