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Illuminated Manuscript Collection

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: The Lindisfarne Gospels, 715-721

The Lindisfarne Gospels, 715-721. Eadfrith, (Bishop of Lindisfarne) (?-721). Found in the collection of the British Museum, London

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: May (Les Tres Riches Heures du duc de Berry), 1412-1416. Artist

May (Les Tres Riches Heures du duc de Berry), 1412-1416. Artist: Limbourg brothers (active 1385-1416)
May (Les Tres Riches Heures du duc de Berry), 1412-1416. Found in the collection of the Musee Conde, Chantilly

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: February (Les Tres Riches Heures du duc de Berry), 1412-1416. Creator: Limbourg brothers

February (Les Tres Riches Heures du duc de Berry), 1412-1416. Creator: Limbourg brothers
February (Les Tres Riches Heures du duc de Berry), 1412-1416. Found in the Collection of Muse e Conde, Chantilly

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: August - the Chateau d Etampes, 15th century, (1939). Creator: Jean Limbourg

August - the Chateau d Etampes, 15th century, (1939). Creator: Jean Limbourg
August - the Chateau d Etampes, 15th century, (1939). Aout - Le Chateau D Etampes. Nobles ride out on a falconry expedition: the man on the right is a beater with long stick to flush out the game

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Manuscript Leaf with Opening of The Book of Nehemias, from a Bible, French, ca. 1280-1300

Manuscript Leaf with Opening of The Book of Nehemias, from a Bible, French, ca. 1280-1300. Artaxerxes kneels before the king receiving permission to make a journey

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Manuscript Leaf with the Annunciation from a Book of Hours, ca. 1485-90. Creator: Jean Bourdichon

Manuscript Leaf with the Annunciation from a Book of Hours, ca. 1485-90. Creator: Jean Bourdichon
Manuscript Leaf with the Annunciation from a Book of Hours, ca. 1485-90

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Henry I, Count of Anhalt (From the Codex Manesse), Between 1305 and 1340. Artist: Anonymous

Henry I, Count of Anhalt (From the Codex Manesse), Between 1305 and 1340. Artist: Anonymous
Henry I, Count of Anhalt (From the Codex Manesse), Between 1305 and 1340. Found in the collection of the Library of the Ruprecht Karl University, Heidelberg

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: The Hippocratic Oath (Byzantine manuscript), 12th century. Artist: Byzantine Master

The Hippocratic Oath (Byzantine manuscript), 12th century. Artist: Byzantine Master
The Hippocratic Oath (Byzantine manuscript), 12th century. Found in the collection of the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Construction of the Temple at Jerusalem by King Solomon, 15th century

Construction of the Temple at Jerusalem by King Solomon, 15th century. Solomon directs proceedings from a balcony. From Les antiquities Judaiques (Antiquities of the Jews)

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Illustration and part of the text of Psalm 103, c1000-1050, (1947). Creator: Unknown

Illustration and part of the text of Psalm 103, c1000-1050, (1947). Creator: Unknown
Illustration and part of the text of Psalm 103, c1000-1050, (1947). Literal Illustration of the Text of Psalm CIII (CIV). Manuscript illustration showing Gods creations: valleys and mountains

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: October - the Louvre, 15th century, (1939). Creators: Paul Limbourg, Jean Colombe

October - the Louvre, 15th century, (1939). Creators: Paul Limbourg, Jean Colombe
October - the Louvre, 15th century, (1939). Octobre - Le Louvre. Peasants sowing seed in a ploughed field: the man on the right is broadcasting by hand, as magpies eat the fallen grain

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Garden of Eden (Les Tres Riches Heures du duc de Berry). Artist

Garden of Eden (Les Tres Riches Heures du duc de Berry). Artist: Limbourg brothers (active 1385-1416)
Garden of Eden (Les Tres Riches Heures du duc de Berry). Found in the collection of Musee Conde, Chantilly

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: May, 1412-1416. Artist: Paul Limbourg

May, 1412-1416. Artist: Paul Limbourg
May, 1412-1416. Lords and ladies, mounted, progressing along a road by woods, preceded by trumpeters. They are taking part in a procession to celebrate the joli mois de mai

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: April, 1412-1416. Artist: Paul Limbourg

April, 1412-1416. Artist: Paul Limbourg
April, 1412-1416. Planetary figure of the Sun in his chariot, and zodiac figures of Aries (Ram) and Taurus (Bull) at the top

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Nasta liq Calligraphy, First Half of 16th cen Creator: Mir Ali Haravi (Heravi)

Nasta liq Calligraphy, First Half of 16th cen Creator: Mir Ali Haravi (Heravi)
Nasta liq Calligraphy, First Half of 16th Century. Found in the Collection of Musee du Louvre, Paris

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Manuscript Leaf with the Annunciation from a Book of Hours, French, ca. 1485-90

Manuscript Leaf with the Annunciation from a Book of Hours, French, ca. 1485-90

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Manuscript Leaf from a Book of Hours... Illuminated Initial D and Christ Bearing the Cross

Manuscript Leaf from a Book of Hours... Illuminated Initial D and Christ Bearing the Cross
Manuscript Leaf from a Book of Hours Showing an Illuminated Initial D and Christ Bearing the Cross, 1390-1400

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: December - the Chateau de Vincennes, 15th century, (1939). Creator: Paul Limbourg

December - the Chateau de Vincennes, 15th century, (1939). Creator: Paul Limbourg
December - the Chateau de Vincennes, 15th century, (1939). Decembre - Le Chateau De Vincennes. Hunting scene in a forest: dogs tear apart a wild boar. The man on the right sounds a horn

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: September - the Chateau de Saumur, 15th century, (1939). Creators: Paul Limbourg, Jean Colombe

September - the Chateau de Saumur, 15th century, (1939). Creators: Paul Limbourg, Jean Colombe
September - the Chateau de Saumur, 15th century, (1939). Septembre - the Chateau de Saumur. Grape harvest in the vineyards: people gather grapes in baskets, donkeys carry them in panniers

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: July - the Chateau at Poitiers, 15th century, (1939). Creator: Paul Limbourg

July - the Chateau at Poitiers, 15th century, (1939). Creator: Paul Limbourg
July - the Chateau at Poitiers, 15th century, (1939). Juillet - Le Chateau De Poitiers. Farm workers harvesting wheat with scythes and shearing sheep

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: May - the town of Riom, 15th century, (1939). Creator: Jean Limbourg

May - the town of Riom, 15th century, (1939). Creator: Jean Limbourg
May - the town of Riom, 15th century, (1939). Mai - La Ville De Riom. Cavalcade on the first of May, with trumpeters and riders, the women dressed in green

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: April - the Chateau de Dourdan, 15th century, (1939). Creator: Jean Limbourg

April - the Chateau de Dourdan, 15th century, (1939). Creator: Jean Limbourg
April - the Chateau de Dourdan, 15th century, (1939). Avril - Le Chateau De Dourdan. Engagement scene with a couple exchanging rings in front of witnesses

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: March - the Chateau de Lusignan, 15th century, (1939). Creators: Paul Limbourg, Jean Colombe

March - the Chateau de Lusignan, 15th century, (1939). Creators: Paul Limbourg, Jean Colombe
March - the Chateau de Lusignan, 15th century, (1939). Mars - Le Chateau De Lusignan. Agricultural activities: ploughing with oxen, pruning grape vines, a shepherd with sheep

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: February - village under the snow, 15th century, (1939). Creator: Paul Limbourg

February - village under the snow, 15th century, (1939). Creator: Paul Limbourg
February - village under the snow, 15th century, (1939). Fevrier - Le Village Sous La Neige. Winter scene with a man chopping firewood, beehives, a dovecote, sheep in a pen, and birds eating grain

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: November - feeding pigs on acorns, 15th century, (1939). Creator: Jean Colombe

November - feeding pigs on acorns, 15th century, (1939). Creator: Jean Colombe
November - feeding pigs on acorns, 15th century, (1939). Novembre - La Glandee. Swineherd with mastiff grazing his pigs among the oak trees, using a stick to knock down the acorns

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: June - the palace and the Sainte-Chapelle, 15th century, (1939). Creators: Hermann Limbourg

June - the palace and the Sainte-Chapelle, 15th century, (1939). Creators: Hermann Limbourg
June - the palace and the Sainte-Chapelle, 15th century, (1939). Juin - Le Palais Et La Sainte-Chapelle. Barefoot peasants hay-making in the fields: men wield scythes as they cut the grass

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: March (Les Tres Riches Heures du duc de Berry), 1412-1416. Creator: Limbourg brothers

March (Les Tres Riches Heures du duc de Berry), 1412-1416. Creator: Limbourg brothers
March (Les Tres Riches Heures du duc de Berry), 1412-1416. Found in the Collection of Muse e Conde, Chantilly

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: The Battle of Caen in 1346 (Miniature from the Grandes Chroniques de France by Jean Froissart)

The Battle of Caen in 1346 (Miniature from the Grandes Chroniques de France by Jean Froissart), ca 1475. Found in the Collection of Bibliothe que Nationale de France

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Francois Leclerc du Tremblay (1577-1638), 1704

Francois Leclerc du Tremblay (1577-1638), 1704
Franc ois Leclerc du Tremblay (1577-1638), 1704. Found in the Collection of Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Reaping and binding sheaves (From the Luttrell Psalter), ca 1330. Artist: Anonymous

Reaping and binding sheaves (From the Luttrell Psalter), ca 1330. Artist: Anonymous
Reaping and binding sheaves (From the Luttrell Psalter), ca 1330. Found in the collection of British Library

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: The coronation of Baldwin II on 1118. Miniature from the Historia by William of Tyre, 1460s

The coronation of Baldwin II on 1118. Miniature from the Historia by William of Tyre, 1460s. Artist: Anonymous
The coronation of Baldwin II on 1118. Miniature from the Historia by William of Tyre, 1460s. Found in the collection of the Bibliotheque de Geneve

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Christ appearing to David and a group of Camaldolese monks, 1390-1410

Christ appearing to David and a group of Camaldolese monks, 1390-1410. Artist: Andrea di Bartolo (bef. 1389-1428)
Christ appearing to David and a group of Camaldolese monks, 1390-1410. Found in the collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Manuscript Illumination with the Presentation in the Temple in an Initial S, 1450-60

Manuscript Illumination with the Presentation in the Temple in an Initial S, 1450-60
Manuscript Illumination with the Presentation in the Temple in an Initial S, from a Gradual, 1450-60

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Emblem 50. The dragon killed the woman and she killed him, and both are covered in blood, 1816

Emblem 50. The dragon killed the woman and she killed him, and both are covered in blood, 1816
Emblem 50. The dragon killed the woman and she killed him, and both are covered in blood. From "Atalanta fugiens" by Mich, 1816. Private Collection

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Emblem 49. The philosophical child recognizes three fathers, like Orion, 1816

Emblem 49. The philosophical child recognizes three fathers, like Orion, 1816
Emblem 49. The philosophical child recognizes three fathers, like Orion. From "Atalanta fugiens" by Michael Maier, 1816. Private Collection

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Emblem 48. The king gets an illness from drinking water, but when healed by doctors he... 1816

Emblem 48. The king gets an illness from drinking water, but when healed by doctors he... 1816
Emblem 48. The king gets an illness from drinking water, but when healed by doctors he regains health. From "Atalanta f, 1816. Private Collection

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Emblem 47. The wolf coming from the staircase and the dog coming from the staircase have... 1816

Emblem 47. The wolf coming from the staircase and the dog coming from the staircase have... 1816
Emblem 47. The wolf coming from the staircase and the dog coming from the staircase have bitten each other. From "Atalanta fugiens" v, 1816. Private Collection

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Emblem 46. Two eagles, one from the east, the other from the west, come together, 1816

Emblem 46. Two eagles, one from the east, the other from the west, come together, 1816
Emblem 46. Two eagles, one from the east, the other from the west, come together. From "Atalanta fugiens" by Michael Maier, 1816. Private Collection

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Emblem 45. The sun and its shadow accomplish the work, 1816. Creator: Merian, Matthäus

Emblem 45. The sun and its shadow accomplish the work, 1816. Creator: Merian, Matthäus, the Elder (1593-1650)
Emblem 45. The sun and its shadow accomplish the work. From "Atalanta fugiens" by Michael Maier, 1816. Private Collection

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Emblem 44. Through deceit Typhon kills Osiris and scatters his members

Emblem 44. Through deceit Typhon kills Osiris and scatters his members, which in turn brings...1816 Creator: Merian
Emblem 44. Through deceit Typhon kills Osiris and scatters his members, which in turn brings together Isis, as far as is known, 1816. Private Collection

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Emblem 43. Listen to the talking vulture, who in no way deceives you, 1816

Emblem 43. Listen to the talking vulture, who in no way deceives you, 1816
Emblem 43. Listen to the talking vulture, who in no way deceives you. From "Atalanta fugiens" by Michael Maier, 1816. Private Collection

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Emblem 42. To him who is in Chymicis be nature, reason, experience and reading... 1816

Emblem 42. To him who is in Chymicis be nature, reason, experience and reading... 1816
Emblem 42. To him who is in Chymicis be nature, reason, experience and reading as a guide, staff, glasses and, 1816. Private Collection

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Emblem 41. Adonis is slain by a boar, and as Venus comes running she colours the Roses... 1816

Emblem 41. Adonis is slain by a boar, and as Venus comes running she colours the Roses... 1816
Emblem 41. Adonis is killed by a wild boar. As Venus wanted to help him, she colored the roses red with blood. Ow, 1816. Private Collection

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Emblem 40. Make two waters into one, and it will be the water of health, 1816

Emblem 40. Make two waters into one, and it will be the water of health, 1816
Emblem 40. Make two waters into one, and it will be the water of health. From "Atalanta fugiens" by Michael Maier, 1816. Private Collection

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Emblem 39. Oedipus, after defeating the Sphynx and killing his father, takes his mother... 1816

Emblem 39. Oedipus, after defeating the Sphynx and killing his father, takes his mother... 1816
Emblem 39. Oedipus, after defeating the Sphynx and killing his father, takes his mother as his wife. From "Atalanta fugiens" by Mich, 1816. Private Collection

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Emblem 38. The Rebis like a hermaphrodite is born from two mountains, Mercurius and Venus, 1816

Emblem 38. The Rebis like a hermaphrodite is born from two mountains, Mercurius and Venus, 1816
Emblem 38. The Rebis like a hermaphrodite is born from two mountains, Mercurius and Venus. From "Atalanta fugiens" by Michael Maier, 1816. Private Collection

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Emblem 37. Three things are sufficient for mastery, the white smoke, which is water... 1816

Emblem 37. Three things are sufficient for mastery, the white smoke, which is water... 1816
Emblem 37. Three things are sufficient for mastery, the white smoke, which is water, the green lion, the ore Hermes, and the embroidery, 1816. Private Collection

Background imageIlluminated Manuscript Collection: Emblem 36. This stone is cast on the earth and lifted up on the mountains, dwells in the air

Emblem 36. This stone is cast on the earth and lifted up on the mountains, dwells in the air and is fed in rivers, that is, 1816. Private Collection



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