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Detailed record for Additional 17341

Title Gospel Lectionary, Use of Paris ('Quatrième Évangéliaire de la Sainte-Chapelle')
Origin France, Central (Paris)
Date c. 1285-1290
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Artists Attributed to Master Honoré (see Simmons) and his workshop (see Stones); or the school of Master Honoré (see Trésor); 'The Late Royal Psalter Group', according to Branner.
Decoration 262 historiated initials at the beginning of each lesson with scenes from the life of Christ, in colours and gold. Two large foliate initials in colours and gold (ff. 6v and 13) and small initials in gold on coloured grounds accompany the two sections of musical notation (ff. 6v-10 and 13-16).
Dimensions in mm 315 x 200 (210 x 125)
Official foliation ff. 173 (+ 2 unfoliated paper flyleaves and 2 unfoliated parchment flyleaves at the beginning; and 1 unfoliated parchment flyleaf and 2 unfoliated paper flyleaves at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Red velvet.
Provenance The Sainte-Chapelle, Paris: included in its 1349, 1368-1377 and 1480 inventories (see Le Trésor de la Sainte-Chapelle (2001), p. 185). Probably made for Philip the Fair (r. 1285-1314) as a substitute for the earlier manuscript.
Thomas Rodd, the younger (b. 1796, d. 1849), bookseller: a note 'Purchased of Thomas Rodd 10th June 1848' (f. [iv]); purchased by the British Museum from Rodd for the price of £115.
Notes This is a copy of an earlier manuscript given to the Sainte Chapelle by King Louis IX (d. 1270), Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS lat. 17326, made by three artists, according to Branner: Hand 1: gatherings 1-3; Hand II, gatherings 4-5, 8-9, 12-15; Hand III, gatherings 6-7, 10.
For a description of the feasts and their illumination in both Additional 17341 and Paris, BnF, MS lat. 17326 see Stones, Gothic Manuscripts (2014), II.2, pp. 168-92.
Complete digital coverage available for this manuscript; see Digitised Manuscripts http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Additions to the Manuscripts in the British Museum in the Years 1848-1853 (London: British Museum, 1868), p. 7.

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. 9.

W. R. Tymms and M. D. Wyatt, The Art of Illuminating as Practised in Europe from the Earliest Times (London: Day and Sons, 1860, 1860; repr. Studio Editions, 1987), pl. XIII.5.

Georg Graf Vitzthum, Die Pariser Miniaturmalerei von der Zeit des hl. Ludwig bis zu Philipp von Valois und ihr Verhältnis zur Malerei in Nordwesteuropa (Leipzig: Quelle & Meyer, 1907), pp. 32-39, figs 5, 6.

Reproductions from Illuminated Manuscripts in the British Museum, ser. 2 (London, 1910), p. 10, pl. XX.

[J. A. Herbert], British Museum: Reproductions from Illuminated Manuscripts, Series 2, 3rd edn (London: British Museum, 1923), pl. 20.

[J. A. Herbert], Illuminated Manuscripts and Bindings of Manuscripts Exhibited in The Grenville Library, Guide to the Exhibited Manuscripts, 3 (Oxford: British Museum, 1923), no. 46.

Schools of Illumination: Reproductions from Manuscripts in the British Museum, 6 vols (London: British Museum, 1914-1930), V: Carolingian and French to early 14th century (1926), pl. 10.

Theodor Klauser, Das ro¨mische capitulare evangeliorum: Texte und Untersuchungen zu seiner a¨ltesten Geschichte, Liturgiegeschichtliche Quellen und Forschungen. 28 (Munster: Aschendorffschen, 1935), p. C, no. 151.

Hanns Swarzenski, Die Lateinischen Illuminierten Handschriften des XIII. Jahrhunderts in den Ländern an Rhein, Main und Donau, 2 vols (Berlin: Deutscher Verin fur Kunstwissenschaft, 1936), I, p. 26 n. 5; p. 102 ns 9, 15.

Günther Haseloff, Die Psalterillustration im 13. Jahrhundert: Studien zur Geschichte der Buchmalerei in England, Frankreich und den Niederlanden ([n.p.]:[n.pub.], 1938), p. 91.

Florens Deuchler, Der Ingeborgpsalter (Berlin: de Gruyter & Co., 1967), p. 36.

Peter Brieger, ‘England’, in Art and the Courts: France and England from 1259 to 1328, The National Gallery of Canada, 1972 (Ottowa: National Gallery, 1972), pp. 28-49 (p. 33, no. 3, pl. 27).

Jaroslav Folda, Crusader Manuscript Illumination at Saint-Jean d'Acre, 1275-1291 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1976)

Robert Branner, Manuscript Painting in Paris During the Reign of Saint Louis: A Study of Styles (Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 1977), pp. 137, 236, 239, fig. 409.

Eleanor Simmons, Les Heures de Nuremberg: Reproduction intégrale du calendrier et des images du manuscrit Solger 4.40 de la Stadtbibliothek de Nuremberg, trans. by Charles Scheel (Paris, 1994), pp. 25-26.

L'Art au temps des rois maudits: Philippe le Bel et ses fils 1285-1328 (Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 1998), p. 261.

John Higgitt, The Murthly Hours: Devotion, Literacy and Luxury in Paris, England and the Gaelic West (London: British Library, 2000), pp. 136, 142, 163, fig. 142.

Richard H. Rouse and Mary A. Rouse, Manuscripts and Their Makers: Commercial Book Producers in Medieval Paris 1200-1500, 2 vols (Turnhout: Harvey Miller, 2000), I, pp. 127, 359 n. 3.

Le Trésor de la Sainte-Chapelle (Paris: Réunion des Musées Nationaux, 2001), no. 42, pp. 184-85.

Michaela Braesel, ‘The Influence of Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts on the Pre-Raphaelites and the Early Poetry of William Morris’, Journal of William Morris Studies, 15.4 (2004), 41-54 (p. 52 n. 19).

Scot McKendrick and Kathleen Doyle, Bible Manuscripts: 1400 Years of Scribes and Scripture (London: British Library, 2007), pp. 120-21, figs 107-08.

Alison Stones, Gothic Manuscripts: 1260-1320, 4 vols (London: Harvey Miller, 2013-14), I.1, p. 56; I.2, pp. 5, 50, 68; II.2, pp. 52 n. 9, 166-92, ills 325, 327, 330, 332, pl. 47.

D'Or et d'ivoire: Paris, Pise, Florence, Sienne 1250-1320 (Lens: Musée du Louvre-Lens, 2015), no. 96 [exhibition catalogue].

Jeffrey F. Hamburger and Nigel F. Palmer, The Prayer Book of Ursula Begerin, 2 vols (Dietikon-Zurich: Urs Graf Verlag, 2015), I, pp. 59, 72, 186.


Images
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Luke

f. 5
Luke
Tree of Jesse

f. 6v
Tree of Jesse
Creation

f. 11
Creation
 
Scenes from Matthew's Passion

f. 56v
Scenes from Matthew's Passion
Pilate

f. 63
Pilate
Luke's Gospel

f. 71
Luke's Gospel
 
John's Passion

f. 77v
John's Passion
Entombment

f. 82v
Entombment
Good and bad shepherds

f. 89
Good and bad shepherds
 
Healing of the Paralysed Man

f. 98v
Healing of the Paralysed Man
Christ's ministry

f. 117
Christ's ministry
Christ calling Matthew and teaching

f. 120v
Christ calling Matthew and teaching
 
Christ teaching

f. 125
Christ teaching
Jairus's Daughter

f. 134
Jairus's Daughter
John the Baptist

f. 148
John the Baptist
 
Christ and Apostles, martyrdom and a devil

f. 159
Christ and Apostles, martyrdom and a devil
Christ  teaching, the Crucifixion

f. 168v
Christ teaching, the Crucifixion
Christ teaching and resurrecting souls

f. 172v
Christ teaching and resurrecting souls
 

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