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Author McKendrick, Scot

Title Royal manuscripts : the genius of illumination / Scot McKendrick, John Lowden and Kathleen Doyle ; with Joanna Froska and Deirdre Jackson

Publ Info London : British Library, 2011
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 Bryant Main Stacks  ND2920 .M38 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  ND2920 .M38 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Fine Arts Stacks  ND2920 .M38 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript 448 pages : color illustrations, facsimiles ; 30 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Published on the "occasion of the exhibition at The British Library : 'Royal Manuscripts : The Genius of Illumination' 11 November 2011-13 March 2012"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references (p. 431-440) and indexes
Contents The royal manuscript as idea and object / John Lowden -- A European heritage: books of continental origin collected by the English royal family from Edward III to Henry VIII / Scot McKendrick -- The Old Royal Library: 'a greate many noble manuscripts yet remaining' / Kathleen Doyle -- The Christian monarch -- Edward IV: founder of the Old Royal Library -- How to be a king: works of instruction and advice -- The world's knowledge -- Royal identity -- England and the continent: affinity and appropriation
Note Illuminated manuscripts collected by the kings and queens of England from the 9th to the 16th century form the heart of a unique and visually stunning collection held by the British Library. A key figure in the formation of the collection is King Edward IV (1461-1483), who commissioned luxury manuscripts decorated with his arms. Subsequent monarchs added to this library, which was given to the nation by George II in 1757. Over 150 examples from this exceptional collection are presented in this catalogue, which accompanies a major British Library exhibition of the same name. These manuscripts contain paintings produced by some of the finest artists of the Middle Ages and together provide the most vivid surviving source for understanding royal identity, moral and religious beliefs, learning, faith and international politics
LC subject British Library -- Exhibitions
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval -- England -- London -- Exhibitions
Manuscripts, European -- England -- London -- Exhibitions
Add Author Lowden, John
Doyle, Kathleen, 1958-
Froska, Joanna
Jackson, Deirdre Elizabeth, 1965-
British Library
ISBN 9780712358163 (hbk.)
0712358161 (hbk.)
9780712358156 (pbk.)
0712358153 (pbk.)