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Detailed record for Yates Thompson 16

Title Bible
Origin Netherlands, S.
Date 1432
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Artists Attributed to the school of the Master of the Gold Scrolls (see Dogaer 1987).
Decoration 14 large historiated initials (ff. 1, 28v, 156v, 168, 169v, 171v, 173, 175v, 242, 262, 265v, 267v, 275, 291). 2 full foliate borders, the second containing historiated roundels and the portrait of a monk in prayer (ff. 1, 3). Large decorated initials, with partial foliate borders, in colours and gold. Small initials in gold on red and blue grounds, developing bars with foliate endings or 'U' shaped hooks containing 305 marginal miniatures, in colours and gold; some cut out; repaired with parchment, initials, foliate borders, and script replaced, some perhaps contemporary? and others perhaps of the 19th century? (ff. 60v, 97, 99v, 163v, 164, 164v, 165v, 177, 179, 211, 222v, 243v, 257, 259v,291, 298, 299, 303v, 304v, 305, 305v, 307v, 313v, 314v, 315, 320v, 342, 357v).
Dimensions in mm 400 x 290 (280 x 190)
Official foliation ff. 388 (9 paper flyleaves at the beginning, and 13 at the end)
Form Parchment codex
Binding Post-1600. Pale green pierced velvet.
Provenance Colophon 'Expliciunt interpretationes Deo Gracias 1432' (f. 388).
Heraldic arms in the borders: I: argent, three eagles displayed azure, beaked and clawed gules, within a bordure engrailed sable, repeated on f. 3 in close proximity to the kneeling figure of an ecclesiastic; II: of a slightly later date, sable, a cross accompanied in each canton by five billets saltirewise or (ff. 1, 3).
The 's Hertogenbosch convent of the Second Order of St Francis: inscribed 'Conventus Sancti ...(?)' (f. 1).
Bertram Ashburnham (b. 1797, d. 1878), 4th earl of Ashburnham, Appendix Ms. 3, aquired from T. and W. Boone (their price-code inside lower cover) in July 1850 for £63.
Bertram Ashburnham, 5th earl of Ashburnham: his sale, May 1897, bought by Yates Thompson together with the entire Ashburnham Appendix: book-plate with an inscribed number 'From the Library of the Earl of Ashburnham Appendix no. III May 1897' (inside upper cover).
Henry Yates Thompson (b. 1838, d. 1928), collector of illuminated manuscripts and newspaper proprietor: with his book-plate inscribed '[MS] 63 / £ree.e.e [i.e. £200.0.0] / [bought from] the Earl of Ashburnham / May 1897' (inside upper cover).
Bequeathed to the British Museum in 1941 by Mrs Henry Yates Thompson.
Select bibliography A Descriptive Catalogue of the Second Series of Fifty Manuscripts (Nos. 51 to 100) in the Collection of Henry Yates Thompson (Cambridge: University Press, 1902), no. 63 pp. 95-105.

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, no. 951 p. 163, II, pl. 416.

Georges Dogaer, Flemish Miniature Painting in the 15th and 16th Centuries (Amsterdam: B. M. Israe®l, 1987), p. 31.

Maurits Smeyers, Vlaamse miniaturen van de 8ste tot het midden van de 16de eeuw: de middeleeuwse wereld op perkament (Leuven: Trion, 1998), pp. 238-39, pl. 10 on p. 239.

Maurits Smeyers, Flemish Miniatures from the 8th to the mid-16th Century (Leuven: Brepols, 1999), p. 238, pl. 10 on p. 239.


Images
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Jerome and the lion

f. 1
Jerome and the lion
Jerome and the lion

f. 1
Jerome and the lion
Border

f. 1
Border
 
Grotesques

f. 1
Grotesques
Illuminated initial

f. 2v
Illuminated initial
The Creation

f. 3
The Creation
 
The Creation

f. 3
The Creation
Grotesques

f. 3
Grotesques
The Creation

f. 3
The Creation
 
Illuminated initial

f. 14v
Illuminated initial
Pharoah's daughter finding Moses

f. 17
Pharoah's daughter finding Moses
Pharoah's daughter finding Moses

f. 17
Pharoah's daughter finding Moses
 
Illuminated initial

f. 17
Illuminated initial
Illuminated initials

f. 17
Illuminated initials
Sacrifice of a bull

f. 28v
Sacrifice of a bull
 
Bird of prey

f. 28v
Bird of prey
Illuminated initials

f. 163v
Illuminated initials
Illuminated initial

f. 163v
Illuminated initial
 
David kneeling before God

f. 168
David kneeling before God
David kneeling before God

f. 168
David kneeling before God
Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar's feast

f. 258v
Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar's feast
 
Nebuchadnezzar

f. 258v
Nebuchadnezzar
Belshazzar's feast

f. 258v
Belshazzar's feast
Historiated initial

f. 262
Historiated initial
 
John the Baptist preaching

f. 299v
John the Baptist preaching
John the Baptist preaching

f. 299v
John the Baptist preaching
Illuminated initial

f. 299v
Illuminated initial
 

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