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Detailed record for Yates Thompson 25

Title Leaf from a Dominican Antiphoner
Origin France, N.
Date 1st quarter of the 14th century
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration 1 large historiated initial, accompanied by a three-sided border with figural, foliate and grotesque decoration. Smaller initials in red with blue (and red) pen-flourishing or in blue with red (and blue) pen-flourishing.
Dimensions in mm 485 x 325 (340 x 225)
Official foliation f. 1
Form Parchment leaf
Binding N/A
Provenance Made for a Dominican house: 11 other leaves, once part of the same Antiphonal, some show Dominican saints (3 leaves, Yates Thompson MS LXXXIIIA with the Dominican saint Peter Martyr; 8 leaves, Victoria & Albert Museum MSS. 8997 A-H with Thomas Aquinas and Dominic).
Henry Willett, of Arnold House, Brighton: his sale, Christie's, 5 July 1905; bought by Quaritch (according to the Yates Thompson Catalogue 1907).
Henry Yates Thompson (b. 1838, d. 1928), collector of illuminated manuscripts and newspaper proprietor: bought from Quaritch, 21 July 1905 (according to the Yates Thompson Catalogue 1907).
Bequeathed to the British Museum by Mrs Henry Yates Thompson in 1941.
Notes Musical notation.
Select bibliography A Descriptive Catalogue of Twenty Illuminated Manuscripts, Nos. LXXV to XCIV (Replacing Twenty Discarded from the Original Hundred) in the Collection of Henry Yates Thompson (Cambridge: University Press, 1907), no. LXXXIIIa pp. 75-78.

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].

Janet Backhouse, The Illuminated Page: Ten Centuries of Manuscript Painting in the British Library (London: British Library, 1997), no. 83.

Medieval Mastery: Book Illumination from Charlemagne to Charles the Bold 800-1475 (Leuven: Brepols, 2002), no. 48 [exhibition catalogue].


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