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Detailed record for Arundel 67

Author Jean Froissart
Title Les Chroniques d'Angleterre (3 vols)
Origin France, Central (Paris)
Date c. 1420 - c. 1430
Language French
Script Gothic cursive
Artists Related to the Apocalypse Master. Style of the Boethius Master? (see Ainsworth 2005).
Decoration Vol. I: 2 miniatures (ff. 144, 341v). 10 miniatures have been cut out (ff. 28, 39v, 103v, 166, 253v, 269, 281, 333, 344, 355v). 3 large initials have been cut out (ff. 8, 76v, 80v). Smaller and small initials in gold on red and blue grounds. Cadels.
Vol. II: 5 miniatures have been cut out (ff. 1, 28, 62v, 83v, 140v). 1 large initial in gold, incorporating heraldic arms on a red ground (f. 1). Smaller and small initials in gold on red and blue grounds. Cadels.
Vol. III: 7 miniatures have been cut out (ff. 50, 88v, 134v, 185, 232, 272v, 290v). Smaller and small initials in gold on red and blue grounds. Cadels.
Dimensions in mm 370 x 270 (240 x 170) in two columns
Official foliation Vol. I: ff. 373 (+ 2 modern paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 3 at the end); vol. II: ff. 158 (+ 2 modern paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 3 at the end); vol. III: ff. 314 (+ 2 modern paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 3 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Vol. II rebound in 1962. Yellow edges.
Provenance Unidentified owner: initial incorporating arms, gules and two patches of oxidized greyish paint (vol. II, f. 1).
Arthur (b. 1486, d. 1502), prince of Wales: In the margins the ostrich feathers of the prince of Wales and the motto 'Pour elle', added c. 1500; (vol. II, f. 1).
? 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.', vol. I: f. 1; vol. II: f. 2; vol. III: f. 1).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Notes The final page of vol. II (f. 158v) has offsets of decoration.
At the end of vol. III, f. 314v, note in French on the Kings of France, between 1425 and 1500.
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. 14.

The Libraries of King Henry VIII, ed. by James P. Carley, Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, 7 (London: British Library, 2000), p. 17.

James P. Carley, The Books of King Henry VIII and His Wives, preface by David Starkey (London: British Library, 2004), pl. 48.

Peter Ainsworth, 'Representing Royalty: Kings, Queens and Captains in Some Early Fifteenth-Century Manuscripts of Froissartís Chroniques', The Medieval Chronicle, 6 (Amsterdam and Atlanta: Rodopi, 2006), pp. 1-38.
Last revised: 02 December 2005


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vol. I, f. 1


f. 23v


f. 24
 
Battle scene and illuminated initial

vol. I, f. 144
Battle scene and illuminated initial
Detail: Battle scene and illuminated initial

vol. I, f. 144
Detail: Battle scene and illuminated initial


f. 290
 


f. 290v
Battle scene

vol. I, f. 341v
Battle scene
Detail: Battle scene

vol. I, f. 341v
Detail: Battle scene
 

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