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Background imageInitial Collection: Initial page from the Lindisfarne Gospels, late 7th or early 8th century

Initial page from the Lindisfarne Gospels, late 7th or early 8th century. Gospel of St John the Evangelist, originally produced in Lindisfarne, North East England

Background imageInitial Collection: A Page from the Egerton Bohun Psalter-Hours, (1370), 1937

A Page from the Egerton Bohun Psalter-Hours, (1370), 1937
A Page from the Egerton Bohun Psalter-Hours, 1370. This is one of a group of manuscripts made for members of the Bohun family, who were earls of Hereford, Essex

Background imageInitial Collection: Anne Boleyn, c1532, (1902)

Anne Boleyn, c1532, (1902). Anne Boleyn (c1504-1536) married Henry VIII in 1533. She provided Henry with a daughter, the future Elizabeth I (1533-1603), but not the male heir he desired

Background imageInitial Collection: Wedding presents from the Queen to the Princess of Wales: silver vase..., 1864. Creator: Unknown

Wedding presents from the Queen to the Princess of Wales: silver vase..., 1864. Creator: Unknown
Wedding presents from the Queen to the Princess of Wales: silver vase to accompany the centrepiece, 1864. An 'admirable piece of workmanship [consisting of] a silver centrepiece, of tazza form

Background imageInitial Collection: The Gutenberg Bible, 1455. Creator: Unknown artist

The Gutenberg Bible, 1455. Creator: Unknown artist
The Gutenberg Bible, 1455. Found in the Collection of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

Background imageInitial Collection: Prayer book. German manuscript on parchment with initials decorated with flowers, c.1425

Prayer book. German manuscript on parchment with initials decorated with flowers, c.1425. Creator: Anonymous master
Prayer book. German manuscript on parchment with initials decorated with flowers, c.1425. Private Collection

Background imageInitial Collection: The Symbols of the Four Evangelists, 1400-1404. Creator: Unknown

The Symbols of the Four Evangelists, 1400-1404. Creator: Unknown
The Symbols of the Four Evangelists, 1400-1404. Page from "Tafel van den Kersten Ghelove" (Handbook of the Christian Faith) by Dutch Dominican theologian Dirc van Delf

Background imageInitial Collection: Pythagoras and his disciples, 1400-1404. Creator: Unknown

Pythagoras and his disciples, 1400-1404. Creator: Unknown
Pythagoras and his disciples, 1400-1404. Page from "Tafel van den Kersten Ghelove" (Handbook of the Christian Faith) by Dutch Dominican theologian Dirc van Delf

Background imageInitial Collection: Moses Receives the Ten Commandments, 1400-1404. Creator: Unknown

Moses Receives the Ten Commandments, 1400-1404. Creator: Unknown
Moses Receives the Ten Commandments, 1400-1404. Page from "Tafel van den Kersten Ghelove" (Handbook of the Christian Faith) by Dutch Dominican theologian Dirc van Delf

Background imageInitial Collection: A Church representing the Promised Land, 1400-1404. Creator: Unknown

A Church representing the Promised Land, 1400-1404. Creator: Unknown
A Church representing the Promised Land, 1400-1404. Page from "Tafel van den Kersten Ghelove" (Handbook of the Christian Faith) by Dutch Dominican theologian Dirc van Delf

Background imageInitial Collection: Feasting and musicians, 1290. Creator: Unknown

Feasting and musicians, 1290. Creator: Unknown
Feasting and musicians, 1290. Page from the Beaupre Antiphonary, vol. 2

Background imageInitial Collection: Letter A, the Beaupré Antiphonary (Volume I), 1290. Creator: Unknown

Letter A, the Beaupré Antiphonary (Volume I), 1290. Creator: Unknown
Letter A, the Beaupre Antiphonary (Volume I), 1290. Illuminated initial depicting the Resurrection: Christ rises from the tomb, (top); the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalen find the discarded shroud

Background imageInitial Collection: Queen holding a cross, c1290-1300. Creator: Unknown

Queen holding a cross, c1290-1300. Creator: Unknown
Queen holding a cross, c1290-1300. Detail from a Book of Hours

Background imageInitial Collection: Gospel Book, c1100. Creator: Unknown

Gospel Book, c1100. Creator: Unknown
Gospel Book, c1100. Saint with book, and decorative initial

Background imageInitial Collection: Leaf from an Antiphonary with the Initials E and S. Paul, 14th century. Creator: Unknown

Leaf from an Antiphonary with the Initials E and S. Paul, 14th century. Creator: Unknown
Leaf from an Antiphonary with the Initials E and S. Paul, 14th century

Background imageInitial Collection: Initial 'O' from an Antiphoner, 16th century. Creator: Anonymous

Initial "O" from an Antiphoner, 16th century. Creator: Anonymous
Initial "O" from an Antiphoner, 16th century. Private Collection

Background imageInitial Collection: Verheye coat of arms, 1750-1799. Creator: Anon

Verheye coat of arms, 1750-1799. Creator: Anon
Verheye coat of arms, 1750-1799. Perhaps made for Jacob Verheye, the great -grandfather of Jacob Verheye van Citters. Part of the Heraldic objects collection

Background imageInitial Collection: The coat of arms of the de Witte family, after a diamond-shaped mourning board... 1750-1799

The coat of arms of the de Witte family, after a diamond-shaped mourning board... 1750-1799. Creator: Anon
The coat of arms of the de Witte family, after a diamond-shaped mourning board with the initials I W on both sides of the shield and the year 1590, 1750-1799. Part of The Heraldic objects collection

Background imageInitial Collection: Assumption of the Virgin, mid 13th century. Creator: Unknown

Assumption of the Virgin, mid 13th century. Creator: Unknown
Assumption of the Virgin, mid 13th century. Illuminated initial letter and early sheet music. Leaf from a gradual made in southern Germany, or possibly the Seitenstetten region of Austria

Background imageInitial Collection: Illuminated Initial 'H' from a Prayerbook, 15th century. Creator: Unknown

Illuminated Initial "H" from a Prayerbook, 15th century. Creator: Unknown
Illuminated Initial "H" from a Prayerbook, 15th century

Background imageInitial Collection: The Peace Illuminations - The National Gallery, 1856. Creator: Unknown

The Peace Illuminations - The National Gallery, 1856. Creator: Unknown
The Peace Illuminations - The National Gallery, 1856. London celebrations to mark the end of the Crimean War. It was necessary that the people should share, or appear to share

Background imageInitial Collection: Initial 'A' from an Antiphonary, ca 1395-1403. Creator: Lorenzo Monaco (ca. 1370-1425)

Initial "A" from an Antiphonary, ca 1395-1403. Creator: Lorenzo Monaco (ca. 1370-1425)
Initial "A" from an Antiphonary, ca 1395-1403. Found in the collection of the Musee du Louvre, Paris

Background imageInitial Collection: Wrought iron fence of the George Edwards House, 14 Laguerre [i.e. Legare Street]... c1920-c1926

Wrought iron fence of the George Edwards House, 14 Laguerre [i.e. Legare Street]... c1920-c1926. Creator: Arnold Genthe
Wrought iron fence of the George Edwards House, 14 Laguerre [i.e. Legare Street], Charleston, South Carolina, between 1920 and 1926

Background imageInitial Collection: Pauvre jeune homme!, 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier

Pauvre jeune homme!, 19th century. Creator: Honore Daumier
Pauvre jeune homme!, 19th century. Feelings and passions - Poor young man!

Background imageInitial Collection: Run Little Chillun, Los Angeles, 1938. Creator: Unknown

Run Little Chillun, Los Angeles, 1938. Creator: Unknown
Run Little Chillun, Los Angeles, 1938. Folk opera Run Little Chillun was the first Broadway show directed by an African-American

Background imageInitial Collection: L'enlevement nocturne, 1780. Night Abuction. Creator: Nicolas Ponce

L'enlevement nocturne, 1780. Night Abuction. Creator: Nicolas Ponce
L'enlevement nocturne, 1780. Night Abuction

Background imageInitial Collection: Initial D, 1430s. Creator: Master of the Cypresses

Initial D, 1430s. Creator: Master of the Cypresses
Initial D, 1430s

Background imageInitial Collection: Initial L, 1430s. Creator: Master of the Cypresses

Initial L, 1430s. Creator: Master of the Cypresses
Initial L, 1430s

Background imageInitial Collection: Initial U (?), 1430s. Creator: Master of the Cypresses

Initial U (?), 1430s. Creator: Master of the Cypresses
Initial U (?), 1430s

Background imageInitial Collection: Initial D, 1430s. Creator: Master of the Cypresses

Initial D, 1430s. Creator: Master of the Cypresses
Initial D, 1430s

Background imageInitial Collection: Initial N (?) with David in Prayer, 1430s. Creator: Master of the Cypresses

Initial N (?) with David in Prayer, 1430s. Creator: Master of the Cypresses
Initial N (?) with David in Prayer, 1430s

Background imageInitial Collection: Initial I with David, 1430s. Creator: Master of the Cypresses

Initial I with David, 1430s. Creator: Master of the Cypresses
Initial I with David, 1430s

Background imageInitial Collection: Initials with King David as Scribe, 1430s. Creator: Master of the Cypresses

Initials with King David as Scribe, 1430s. Creator: Master of the Cypresses
Initials with King David as Scribe, 1430s

Background imageInitial Collection: Initial I with David, 1430s. Creator: Master of the Cypresses

Initial I with David, 1430s. Creator: Master of the Cypresses
Initial I with David, 1430s

Background imageInitial Collection: Initial T with a group of Benedictine monks singing before an altar from which issues water, 1430s

Initial T with a group of Benedictine monks singing before an altar from which issues water, 1430s

Background imageInitial Collection: Chair Seat, c. 1937. Creator: Mabel Ritter

Chair Seat, c. 1937. Creator: Mabel Ritter
Chair Seat, c. 1937

Background imageInitial Collection: Chest, c. 1936. Creator: Leon Witt

Chest, c. 1936. Creator: Leon Witt
Chest, c. 1936

Background imageInitial Collection: Man's Stick Pin, c. 1938. Creator: Kalamian Walton

Man's Stick Pin, c. 1938. Creator: Kalamian Walton
Man's Stick Pin, c. 1938

Background imageInitial Collection: Leaf 3 from an antiphonal fragment (verso), c. 1275. Creator: Unknown

Leaf 3 from an antiphonal fragment (verso), c. 1275. Creator: Unknown
Leaf 3 from an antiphonal fragment (verso), c. 1275

Background imageInitial Collection: Leaf 2 from an antiphonal fragment (verso), c. 1275. Creator: Unknown

Leaf 2 from an antiphonal fragment (verso), c. 1275. Creator: Unknown
Leaf 2 from an antiphonal fragment (verso), c. 1275

Background imageInitial Collection: Leaf 5 from an antiphonal fragment, c. 1275. Creator: Unknown

Leaf 5 from an antiphonal fragment, c. 1275. Creator: Unknown
Leaf 5 from an antiphonal fragment, c. 1275

Background imageInitial Collection: Leaf 7 from an antiphonal fragment, c. 1275. Creator: Unknown

Leaf 7 from an antiphonal fragment, c. 1275. Creator: Unknown
Leaf 7 from an antiphonal fragment, c. 1275

Background imageInitial Collection: Leaf 2 from an antiphonal fragment, c. 1275. Creator: Unknown

Leaf 2 from an antiphonal fragment, c. 1275. Creator: Unknown
Leaf 2 from an antiphonal fragment, c. 1275

Background imageInitial Collection: Leaf 6 from an antiphonal fragment (verso), c. 1275. Creator: Unknown

Leaf 6 from an antiphonal fragment (verso), c. 1275. Creator: Unknown
Leaf 6 from an antiphonal fragment (verso), c. 1275

Background imageInitial Collection: Leaf 4 from an antiphonal fragment (verso), c. 1275. Creator: Unknown

Leaf 4 from an antiphonal fragment (verso), c. 1275. Creator: Unknown
Leaf 4 from an antiphonal fragment (verso), c. 1275

Background imageInitial Collection: Leaf 4 from an antiphonal fragment, c. 1275. Creator: Unknown

Leaf 4 from an antiphonal fragment, c. 1275. Creator: Unknown
Leaf 4 from an antiphonal fragment, c. 1275

Background imageInitial Collection: Leaf 3 from an antiphonal fragment, c. 1275. Creator: Unknown

Leaf 3 from an antiphonal fragment, c. 1275. Creator: Unknown
Leaf 3 from an antiphonal fragment, c. 1275

Background imageInitial Collection: Leaf 6 from an antiphonal fragment, c. 1275. Creator: Unknown

Leaf 6 from an antiphonal fragment, c. 1275. Creator: Unknown
Leaf 6 from an antiphonal fragment, c. 1275



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