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Detailed record for Yates Thompson 10

Title Apocalypse (Revelation)
Origin France, Central (Paris)
Date c. 1370-c. 1390
Language French
Script Gothic
Artists Backhouse 1997 attributes this manuscript to the artist responsible for the Coronation Book of Charles V (Cotton Tiberius B VIII, ff. 35-80) executed in Paris in 1365.
Decoration 1 large historiated initial, accompanied by a full foliate border, in colours and gold (f. 1). 69 large and small miniatures, in colours and gold (ff. 2 (x2), 2v, 3, 5v (x2), 7, 7v, 8, 8v, 9, 9v (x2), 10, 10v, 11, 11v (x2), 12, 12v (x2), 13, 13v, 14 (x2), 14v, 15, 15v, 16, 16v, 17, 17v, 18, 18v, 19, 19v, 20, 20v (x2), 21, 21v, 22, 23, 23v, 24, 24v, 25, 25v, 26, 26v, 27v, 28, 28v, 29, 30v, 31v, 32, 33, 33v (x2), 34, 34v, 35, 35v, 36, 37, 38, 39, 39v). Initials (2 lines) and line-fillers in gold on red and blue grounds.
Dimensions in mm 265 x 182 (190 x 117)
Official foliation ff. 40 (+ an unfoliated parchment flyleaf after f. iii, and 3 paper flyleaves at the end)
Collation i-v 8 (ff. 1-40).
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Black calf, fine-grained with a central floral device stamped, 18th century; marbled endpapers; gilt edges.
Provenance Jean Philippe Eugène (b. 1674, d. 1732), count of Merode, marquis of Westerloo: his sale (Bibliotheca selectissima et ornatissima ... Joannis Philippi Eugenii, S. R. J. Comitis de et in Merode, Marcionis de Westerloo ), Brussels, 12 July 1734, lot 51 (note on f. iv verso).
Augustus Frederick (b. 1801, d. 1843), Duke of Sussex: his armorial book-plate, inscribed 'MS Cat:80;, '2. CCIII', and 'VI.H.d.12' (inside upper cover); his sale, 1 July 1844, lot 80; bought by Thomas Thorpe, bookseller, for Russell for £28,10.
John Fuller Russell, F. S. A.: his book-plate (pasted in the centre over the Duke of Sussex book-plate, inside upper cover); his sale, 26 June 1885, lot 40.
Henry Yates Thompson (b. 1838, d. 1928), collector of illuminated manuscripts and newspaper proprietor: with his book-plate inscribed '[MS] 38 / rne [i.e. £290] / [bought from Bernard] Quaritch / Dec 18 / 1893' (1st flyleaf [f. ii]); his sale, 22 June 1921, lot 68.
Edgar Osborne (b. 1890, d. 1978), antiquarian, bought by him in Yates Thompson's sale for £800.
Henry Yates Thompson, re-acquired by him in 1926. Bequeathed to the British Museum in 1941 by Mrs Henry Yates Thompson.
Notes Full digital coverage available for this manuscript: see Digitised Manuscripts at http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts.
Manuscript mentioned in Yates Thompson Appendix 52-54.
Glossed French prose.
ff. i-iv are paper flyleaves.
Select bibliography J. O. Westwood, Palæographia Sacra Pictoria: A Series of Illustrations of the Ancient Versions of the Bible copied from Illuminated Manuscripts executed between the Fourth and Sixteenth Centuries (London: Smith, 1843-1845), pl. 5 (Ancient French Manuscripts).

Montague Rhodes James, A Descriptive Catalogue of Fifty Manuscripts from the Collection of Henry Yates Thompson (Cambridge: University Press, 1898), no. 38 pp. 211-16.

Seymour de Ricci, Les Manuscrits de la Collection Henry Yates Thompson, Extrait du Bulletin de la Société Franc¸aise de Reproductions de Manuscrits a` Peintures (Paris: [n. pub.], 1926), no. 38 p. 17.

Montague Rhodes James, The Apocalypse in Art (London: Oxford University Press, 1931), no. 27 p. 8.

Josiah Q. Bennett, 'Portman Square to New Bond Street, or, How to Make Money though Rich', The Book Collector (1967), 323-39 (p. 335).

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, 168 [rejected].

Richard Kenneth Emmerson and Suzanne Lewis, 'Census and Bibliography of Medieval Manuscripts containing Apocalypse Illustrations, ca. 800-1500 II', Traditio: Studies in Ancient and Medieval History, Thought and Religion, 41 (1985), 367-409 (no. 76 pp. 389-90).

Janet Backhouse, The Illuminated Page: Ten Centuries of Manuscript Painting in the British Library (London: British Library, 1997), no. 107 p. 128.

Nigel Morgan, ‘French Interpretations of English Apocalpyses’, in England and the Continent in the Middle Ages: Studies in Memory of Andrew Martindale, Proceedings of the 1996 Harlaxton Symposium, ed. by John Mitchell and Matthew Moran, Harlaxton Medieval Studies, 8 (Stamford: Shaun Tyas, 200), pp. 137-56 (p. 138 n. 7).

Alixe Bovey, Monsters and Grotesques in Medieval Manuscripts (London: British Library, 2002), p. 28, fig. 23.

Nancy Ross, 'Forgotten Revelation: The Iconographic Development of the Anglo-Norman Verse and Early Prose Apocalypse Manuscripts' (Unpublished doctoral thesis, University of Cambridge, 2006), pp. 21, 50, 149, online at https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxuYW5jeXJvc3N8Z3g6NThmNDJmNmRiYzA0YzZlOA.

Daron Burrows, Patricia Danz Stirnemann, Nigel John Morgan, Peter Kidd and Gregorio Solera, Apocalipsis Yates Thompson (MS. 10) / Apocalypse Yates Thompson: Libro de estudios / Book of Studies (London: The British Library; Madrid: AyN Ediciones, 2010) [facsimile with commentary].

Nigel J. Morgan, Illuminating the End of Time: The Getty Apocalypse Manuscript (Los Angeles: The J. Paul Getty Museum, 2012), p. 13 n. 32.


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y leaf i verso

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f. ii


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f. iii


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Back inside front cover

Back inside front cover
Back inside front cover
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f. 1


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f. 2
 


f. 2v


f. 3


f. 3v
 


f. 4


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f. 5
 


f. 5v


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f. 6v
 
Agnus Dei

f. 7
Agnus Dei
Agnus Dei

f. 7
Agnus Dei


f. 7v
 


f. 8


f. 8v


f. 9
 


f. 9v


f. 10


f. 10v
 


f. 11
Four Winds and Angel

f. 11v
Four Winds and Angel
Four Winds

f. 11v
Four Winds
 
Angel

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Angel


f. 12
Revelation

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Revelation
 
Revelation

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Revelation
Revelation

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Revelation


f. 13v
 


f. 14
Fifth angel and locusts

f. 14v
Fifth angel and locusts


f. 15
 


f. 15v


f. 16


f. 16v
 


f. 17


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f. 18v


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f. 19v
 


f. 20
Demons falling from heaven and a Dragon

f. 20v
Demons falling from heaven and a Dragon
Demons falling from heaven

f. 20v
Demons falling from heaven
 
Dragon attacking a woman

f. 20v
Dragon attacking a woman


f. 21


f. 21v
 


f. 22


f. 22v


f. 23
 


f. 23v
Fall of Babylon

f. 24
Fall of Babylon
Fall of Babylon

f. 24
Fall of Babylon
 


f. 24v


f. 25


f. 25v
 


f. 26


f. 26v


f. 27
 


f. 27v


f. 28


f. 28v
 


f. 29


f. 29v


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f. 31


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f. 32


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f. 33
 
Birds and Lake of Fire

f. 33v
Birds and Lake of Fire
Birds and Lake of Fire

f. 33v
Birds and Lake of Fire
Angel calling birds

f. 33v
Angel calling birds
 
Lake of fire

f. 33v
Lake of fire


f. 34


f. 34v
 


f. 35


f. 35v
Heavenly Jerusalem

f. 36
Heavenly Jerusalem
 


f. 36v


f. 37


f. 37v
 


f. 38


f. 38v


f. 39
 


f. 39v


f. 40


f. 40v
 

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