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Detailed record for Royal 19 E VI

Author Gonzalo de Hinojosa, bishop of Burgos, translated by Jean Golein
Title Chronicle
Origin France, Central (Paris)
Date 1st decade of the 15th century, before 1407
Language French
Script Gothic cursive
Artists Master of the Cité des Dames
Decoration 1 large miniature in colours and gold with a full border, at the beginning of book 1 (f. 12). 30 one-column miniatures in colours and gold, at the beginning of the prologue and other books (ff. 10, 15, 57, 65, 78, 115v, 119, 126, 131, 151, 153v, 162v, 166, 170v, 176, 189v, 192, 198, 202, 281, 290v, 316v, 325v, 360, 388v, 396v, 403, 437, 439v, 441). Foliate initials in colours and gold with ivy extensions forming partial borders, at the beginning of each book. Initials and paraphs in gold on blue and rose grounds with penwork decoration in white. Line-fillers in blue, rose, and gold with penwork decoration in white.
Dimensions in mm 440 x 320 (280 x 210)
Official foliation ff. 457 (+ 2 unfoliated modern paper flyleaves at the beginning and at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1972.
Provenance Jean of Valois, (b. 1340, d.1416), duke of Berry, purchased by him in 1407: his ownership inscription [erased], 'Ce livre est au duc de berry. Jehan'; included in the inventory of his books of 1413, no. 106, as 'Un grant livre appellé les Croniques de Burgues, escript, en françois, de lettre de court, bien historié et enluminé, lequel Monseigneur acheta, le 29 octobre 1407, la somme de 160 escus d'or comptans'; and in the inventory of 1416, no. 504, with a note, 'Baillé à la duchesse de Bourbonnais' (See Delisle, 1907, II).
The Old Royal Library (the English Royal Library): included in the list of books at Richmond Palace of 1535, no. 3; and in the catalogue of 1666, Royal Appendix 71, f. 13.
Presented to the British Museum by George II in 1757 as part of the Old Royal Library.
Notes Contains the Chronicle of Gonzalo de Hinojosa, bishop of Burgos, composed in 1313-1327, in the French translation of Jean Golein of c. 1370-1373, addressed to Charles V of France; preceded by a list of contents (ff. 1-9v).
According to Meiss 1974, illuminated by the Master of the Cité des Dames.
Catchwords.
Select bibliography H. Omont, 'Les manuscrits français des rois d'Angleterre au château de Richmond', in Etudes romanes dédiés à Gaston Paris (Paris: É. Bouillon, 1891), pp. 1-13 (p. 5).

Jules Joseph Guiffrey, Inventaires de Jean Duc de Berry (1401-1416), 2 vols (Paris, 1894-96), I, p. 251.

Léopold Delisle, Recherches sur la librairie de Charles V (Paris: H. Champion, 1907), II, p. 264 no. 254.

George F. Warner and Julius P. Gilson, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts in the Old Royal and King’s Collections, 4 vols (London: British Museum, 1921), II, p. 349.

Fritz Saxl and Hans Meier, Catalogue of Astrological and Mythological Illuminated Manuscripts of the Latin Middle Ages, 4 vols (London: The Warburg Institute, 1953), III: Manuscripts in English Libraries, p. 219.

D. J. A. Ross, Alexander Historiatus: A Supplement (London: Warburg Institute, 1967), 383-88 (p.387).

Millard Meiss and Sharon Off, 'The Bookkeeping of Robinet d'Estampes and the Chronology of Jean de Berry's Manuscripts', The Art Bulletin, 53 (1971), 225-35 (p. 233).

Millard Meiss, with Sharon Off Dunlap Smith and Elizabeth Home Beaton, French Painting in the Time of Jean de Berry: The Limbourgs and Their Contemporaries, 2 vols (London: Thames and Hudson, 1974), I, p. 379.

The Libraries of King Henry VIII, ed. by J. P. Carley, Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues, 7 (London: The British Library, 2000), H1.3.
Last revised: 18 September 2009


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