Manuscript: Royal MS 10 E. iv
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British Library, Royal MS 10 E. iv
(Smithfield Decretals)
 

Produced: France, illuminated in England (? London), 1330-1340

Language: Latin

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Media: Vellum
Script: Littera Bononiensis with Italianate glossing script

Folios: 314  Height: 45.5 cm   Width: 28 cm

Manuscript type: Miscellany

Location: British Library, London, England, United Kingdom

Family: n/a

 



Source: British Library Digital Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts | Copyright Copyright 2004 British Library / Used by permission | Folio 114v


 
Description

"Miniatures, fully painted (5). Borders, fully painted, and decorated with flowers, zoomorphs, patterns, and vegetation. Haut-de-page figures, including flowers, monsters, animals, hybrids, and humans. Intracolumnar images including flowers, monsters, animals, hybrids and humans. Bas-de-page narrative scenes (more than 600). The canon law texts were copied on the continent, probably in France, but it was in England by c.1340 where its owner, probably John Batayle, a canon of St Bartholomew's at Smithfield, commissioned an extensive decorative campaign which saw the addition of a quire to the beginning of the book, containing a list of the book's contents, and the embellishment of the book's margins with painted borders, grotesques, and bas-de-page narratives and vignettes... The Smithfield Decretals is closely related in terms of style and content to several manuscripts, notably the Taymouth Hours (Yates Thompson MS 13). " - British Library


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