Bodleian Library, MS. Ashmole 1504
(The Tudor Pattern Book)


Produced: England, c. 1520-30
Current Location: Bodleian Library, Oxford, England, UK
Manuscript Type: Single-author
Language: English
Folios: 50
Illustrated: Yes
Media: Parchment
Dimensions: Height: 41 cm Width: 28 cm
Folio 38v


A pattern book. Color miniatures. Includes drawings of animals and birds, and some bestiary material.

Copied partly from German models (Dürer, the grotesque alphabet of 1464, etc.). Contains the arms of John de Vere, Earl of Oxford, d. 1513, and of the Emperor Charles V (after 1519).

Many of the illustrations are very similar to those in Yale Center for British Art, Helmingham Herbal and Bestiary.

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