Getty Museum, MS. Ludwig XV 4
( Aviarium / Bestiary)
|Produced:||France (St Omer?), ca. 1277|
|Location:||Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Illustrator:||At least two|
|Script:||Littera textualis formatta|
|Dimensions:||Height: 23.1 cm Width: 16.5 cm|
A complete Aviarium of Hugh of Fouilloy is on folios 1r-54r. It has 30 full color illustrations. Additional material from a
The bestiary is on folios 67r-102v (Clark, p. 292 says folios 73r-104v & 110r-112v). It has 40 full color illustrations. Initials: decorated with strapwork and drolleries for the start of the bestiary; colored capitals elsewhere.
The same artist may have been responsible for the aviary and the bestiary; the style of both is similar. In both sections the illustrations are full color, well drawn paintings, most with gold backgrounds or gold frames. The bestiary illustrations are generally larger than those in the aviary, with several being full page width; a few have simple colored backgrounds instead of gold. Most of the aviary illustrations are just a portrait of the bird, not showing any of the usual attributes. The bestiary illustrations mostly show at least one of the animal's characteristics, though in some cases the artist has shown the attributes in unusual ways, or failed to show them at all.
Also contains a section on the monstrous human races, with seven full page illustrations, based on Pliny the Elder; De Pastoribus et Ovibus (On Shepards and Sheep); Mirabilia Mundi (Miracles of the World); and Philosophia Mundi (Philosophy of the World).
Formerly Dyson Perrins 26.
Editions and Facsimiles
Getty Museum (Partial, only folios with illustrations)