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John Beaver's Initials In An Illuminated Initial, In A Digest of Robert Holcot's Commentary On The Book Of Wisdom

John Beaver's Initials In An Illuminated Initial, In A Digest of Robert Holcot's Commentary On The Book Of Wisdom

Medium: Ink, pigments and gold on vellum

Date: 1430

Shelfmark: Royal MS 2 F.vii

Item number: f.79r

Length: 33.5

Width: 19.5

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

Iohannes (John) Beaver, who paid for this manuscript to be made, has had his own initials and name incorporated in prominent places. He clearly did not want his generosity to be forgotten when he gave it to the Benedictine abbey at St. Albans.

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