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Detailed record for Arundel 38

Author Thomas Hoccleve
Title The Regiment of Princes (De Regimine Principum)
Origin England, S. E. (London?)
Date between 1411 and 1432
Language English with Latin glosses and headings
Script Gothic cursive
Decoration 1 presentation miniature in colours and gold (f. 37). 1 marginal drawing of the head of the royal figure in leadpoint (f. 37). 14 three-sided borders and large initials in colours and gold with foliate decoration (ff. 1, 37, 39v, 45v, 55, 60v, 63, 66, 71, 73, 75, 81v, 86v, 88v), three with heraldic arms in the initial (ff. 1, 37, 71). 1 large coloured initial on a gold ground with foliate decoration extending into the margin (f. 98). 1 large gold initial on a coloured ground with foliate decoration (f. 95v). Small gold initials with purple penwork decoration, and blue initials with red penwork decoration. 1 painted marginal figure of a man (f. 65).
Dimensions in mm 290 x 185 (185 x 105)
Official foliation ff. i + 99 (+ 3 unfoliated modern paper flyleaves at the beginning and at the end)
Collation i-xi8 (ff. 1-88), xii8-1 (3rd leaf excised, ff. 89-95), xiii6-2? (4th and 5th leaves missing, probably blank, ff. 96-99).
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Marbled endpapers, the former speckled calf covers pasted into the upper and lower inside covers
Provenance Possibly made under the supervision of the author, Thomas Hoccleve (b. c.1369?, d. 1426), who composed the work in 1411-1412, and dedicated it to Henry as Prince of Wales.
Inscribed with the names: 'Thomas Hoclev', 'Phelep Ratleff', 'Master . . . man', 'Henry Wyke de London', 'Margaret Talbot', 'Jane Rodon', and 'Jenet Colfox'?
John Mowbray (b. 1392, d. 1432), Lord Mowbray and Segrave, 2nd duke of Norfolk, magnate (the family arms, ff. 1, 37, 71); perhaps given to him by prince Henry, future Henry V (see Scott 1996).
? 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. 1v; its book-plate, f. i with the pencil inscription 'XV.7.7').
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Notes Numerous inscriptions on f. 99.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: British Museum, 1834-1840), I, part I: The Arundel Manuscripts, p. 9.

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. 11.

Carleton Brown, A Register of Middle English Religious & Didactic Verse , 2 vols (Oxford: Bibliographical Society, 1916-1920), I: List of Manuscripts, p. 259.

John Bradley, Illuminated Manuscripts, 2nd edn (London: Bracken Books, 1920), p. 275 no. 18.

Schools of Illumination: Reproductions from Manuscripts in the British Museum, 6 vols (London: British Museum, 1914-1930), IV: English A. D. 1350 to 1500 (1922), pl. 11.

Eric. G. Millar, English Illuminated Manuscripts of the XIVth and XVth Century (Paris: Van Oest, 1928), p. 89.

Charles L. Kuhn, 'Herman Scheerre and English Illumination of the Early Fifteenth Century', Art Bulletin, 22 (1940), 138-56 (p. 155, fig. 41).

Joan Evans, English Art 1307-1461, Oxford History of English Art, 5 (Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1949), p. 100.

Margaret Rickert, Painting in Britain: the Middle Ages, 2nd edn (London: Penguin Books, 1965), pp. 174, 176, 248 n. 87, pl. 175 (A).

J. J. G. Alexander and C. M. Kauffmann, English Illuminated Manuscripts 700-1500 (Brussels, 1973), no. 78 [exhibition catalogue].

A. I. Doyle and M. B. Parkes, The Production of Copies of the Canterbury Tales and the Confessio Amantis in the Early Fifteenth Century', in Medieval Scribes, Manuscripts & Libraries: Essays Presented to N. R. Ker, ed. by M. B. Parkes and Andrew G. Watson (London: Scolar Press, 1978), pp. 163-210 (pp. 203 n. 106, pl. 57) [with additional bibliography].

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. 433.

Michael Seymour, 'Manuscript Portraits of Chaucer and Hocceleve', Burlington Magazine, 124 (1982), 618-23 (pp. 618, 622, pl. 45).

J. J. G. Alexander, 'Painting and Manuscript Illumination for Royal Patrons in the Later Middle Ages', in English Court Culture in the Later Middle Ages, ed. by V. J. Scattergood and J. W. Sherborne (London: Duckworth, 1983), pp. 141-62 (pp. 148-49, pl. 7).

A. I. Doyle, 'English Books In and Out of Court from Edward III to Henry VII', in English Court Culture in the Later Middle Ages, ed. by V. J. Scattergood and J. W. Sherborne (London: Duckworth, 1983), pp. 163-82 (p. 172).

K. Harris, 'The Patron of British Library MS Arundel 38', Notes and Queries 229, n.s. 31 (1984), pp. 462-63.

C. Paul Christianson, ‘Evidence for the Study of London’s Late Medieval Manuscript-Book Trade’, in Book Production and Publishing in Britain 1375-1475, ed by Jeremy Griffiths and Derek Pearsall (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989), 87-108 (p. 107 n. 44).

Paul Oskar Kristeller, Iter Italicum: Accedunt Alia Itinera: a Finding List of Uncatalogued or Incompletely Catalogued Humanistic Manuscripts of the Renaissance in Italian and other Libraries, 7 vols (London: Warburg Institute; Leiden: Brill, 1963-1997), IV (1989), 124.

Kathleen L. Scott, ‘Design, Decoration and Illustration’, in Book Production and Publishing in Britain 1375-1475 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989), pp. 31-64 (p. 59 n. 52).

C. Paul Christianson, A Director of London Stationers and Book Artisans 1300-1500 (New York: Bibliographical Society of America, 1990), p. 158.

Sylvia Wright, 'The author portraits in the Bedford Psalter-Hours: Gower, Chaucer and Hoccleve', British Library Journal, 18 (1992), 190-202 (p. 199).

Derek Pearsall, 'Hoccleve's Regement of Princes: The Poetics of Royal Self-Representation', Speculum, 69 (1994), 386-410 (p. 395).

Kathleen L. Scott, Later Gothic Manuscripts 1390-1490, A Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in the British Isles, 6, 2 vols (London: Harvey Miller, 1996), I, 28-30, 32, 34, 37-39, 65 n. 5, 78 n. 61; II, no. 50, pp. 56, 70, 79, 130, 161, 165, 168, 186, pls 201-02. [with additional bibliography]

Nicholas Perkins, Hoccleve's Regiment of Princes: Counsel and Constraint (Woodbridge: D. S. Brewer, 2001), pp. 83 n. 87, 114-17, 151 n. 1, 152-57, 159, 121-22, 178 n. 109, 184, 187 n. 136, 188 n. 139.

Kathleen L. Scott, Dated and Datable English Manuscript Borders c.1395-1499 (London: Bibliographic Society, 2002), pl. VIII.

Gothic: Art for England 1400-1547, ed. by Richard Marks and Paul Williamson (London: V & A Publications, 2003 ) [exhibition catalogue], pp. 33-34, no. 41, fig. 15.

Maidie Hilmo, Medieval Images, Icons, and iIlustrated English Literary Texts:
From the Ruthwell Cross to the Ellesmere Chaucer (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004), p. 182 n. 79.

Jane Roberts, Guide to Scripts used in English Writings up to 1500 (London: British Library, 2005), p. 216, pl. on p. 217.

J. A. Burrow, ‘Hoccleve , Thomas (c.1367-1426)’, in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008) [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/13415, accessed 30 Sept 2011].

Scot McKendrick, John Lowden, and Kathleen Doyle, Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination (London: British Library, 2011), no. 65 [exhibition catalogue].


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Arms of Thomas of Brotherton

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Henry V

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Illuminated initial

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Marginal figure

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