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Detailed record for Arundel 117

Author Martinus Polonus
Title Chronica pontificum et imperatorum, and other prophetic texts, including Joachim of Flora's Vaticinia (ff. 137-151)
Origin Germany, S. W. (Alzey/Altzey)
Date between 1409 and c. 1420
Language Latin
Script Gothic cursive
Scribe Crisantius, cellarer of Alzey
Artists Style of the Master of the Crucifixion of Idar-Oberstein (see Wilckens 1975).
Decoration 1 large initial in red with reserved designs (f. 5). Series of 30 coloured drawings (ff. 137-151v). Numerous diagrams (ff. 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162, 163). Large and small initials in plain red.
Dimensions in mm 280 x 205 (230 x 145) in two columns
Official foliation ff. 335 (+ 2 modern paper fllyleaves at the beginning, and 2 original and 2 modern paper flyleaves at the end)
Form Paper codex; ff. 1-4 are parchment
Binding BM/BL in-house.
Provenance Written partly (ff. 231-335) in 1409 by Crisantius, cellarer of Alzey: inscribed 'Sc(ri)ptu(m) anno d(om)ini m/o iiii/to ixo sexta fe(r)ia ante festu(m) b(ea)ti viti martir(is), p(er) Crisma(n)tiu(m) cellerariu(m) de Alczey' (f. 335); Alzey is about 50km south of Mainz.
? Johannes de Curthdorf, vicar of Mainz (see Catalogue of Manuscripts 1834, and Watson 1979).
Unidentified owner, 16th century: inscription (f. 325).
? Thomas Howard (b. 1585, d. 1646), 2nd earl of Arundel, 4th earl of Surrey, and 1st earl of Norfolk, art collector and politician.
Henry Howard (b. 1628, d. 1684), 6th duke of Norfolk, presented to the Royal Society in 1667.
The Royal Society, London (its ink stamp: 'Soc. Reg. Lond / ex dono HENR. HOWARD / Norfolciensis.', f. 1).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society of London together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Notes Medieval paper flyleaves at the end with watermarks.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: British Museum, 1834-1840), I, part 1: The Arundel Manuscripts, p. 29.

Walter de Gray Birch and Henry Jenner, Early Drawings and Illuminations: An Introduction to the Study of Illustrated Manuscripts (London: Bagster and Sons, 1879), p. 14.

C. H. Talbot, ‘A List of Cistercian Manuscripts in Great Britain’, Traditio: Studies in Ancient and Medieval History, Thought and Religion, 8 (1952), 402-18 (p. 412).

Marjorie Reeves, The Influence of Prophecy in the Later Middle Ages: A study in Joachimism (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1969), pp. 328, 405.

Leonie von Wilckens, 'Die Prophetien über die Päpste in deutschen Handschriften: Zu Illustrationen aus der Pariser Handschrift lat. 10834 und aus anderen Manuskripten der ersten Hälfte des 15. Jahrhunderts', Wiener Jahrbuch für Kunstgeschichte, 28 (1975), 171-80, pls 180-205 (pp. 176-177, pls 184, 187, 190).

Andrew G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c. 700-1600 in The Department of Manuscripts: The British Library, 2 vols (London: British Library, 1979), I, no. 444, II, pl. 321.

Sigrid Krämer, Handschriftenerbe des deutschen Mittelalters, 3 vols, Mittelalterliche Bibliothekskataloge Deutschlands und der Schweiz, Supplement 1, ed. by Bernhard Bischoff (Munich: Beck, 1989-1990), II (1989), 532.

Nigel F. Palmer, Zisterzienser und ihre Bücher: Die mittelalterliche Bibliotheksgeschichte von Kloster Eberbach im Rheingau unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der in Oxford und London aufbewahrten Handschriften (Regensburg: Schnell & Steiner, 1998), p. 321.

Wolfgang-Valentin Ikas, Martin von Troppau (Martinus Polonus), O.P. (d. 1278) in England: Überlieferungs- und wirkungsgeschichtliche Studien zu dessen Papst- und Kaiserchronik, Wissensliteratur im Mittelalter, 40 (Wiesbaden: Reichert, 2002), p. 9.
Last revised: 02 December 2005


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Initial with reserved designs

f. 5
Initial with reserved designs
Detail: Initial with reserved designs

f. 5
Detail: Initial with reserved designs
Pope

f. 137
Pope
 
Pope

f. 137v
Pope
Pope

f. 138
Pope
Pope

f. 138v
Pope
 
Pope

f. 138v
Pope
Pope

f. 139
Pope
Pope

f. 139v
Pope
 
Coloured drawings

ff. 143v-144
Coloured drawings
Detail: Coloured drawing

f. 143v
Detail: Coloured drawing
Detail: Coloured drawing

f. 144
Detail: Coloured drawing
 
Hybrid

f. 144
Hybrid
Coloured drawings

ff. 147v-148
Coloured drawings
Detail: Coloured drawing

f. 147v
Detail: Coloured drawing
 


f. 147v
Detail: Coloured drawing

f. 148
Detail: Coloured drawing


f. 151
 
Diagrams

f. 155
Diagrams
Detail: Diagram

f. 155
Detail: Diagram
Detail: Diagram

f. 155
Detail: Diagram
 

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