Illumination from a Northern English psalter executed in the third quarter of the 12th century

Illumination from a Northern English psalter executed in the third quarter of the 12th century

Livre d’images de madame Marie Hainaut, vers 1285-1290 Paris, BnF, Naf 16251, fol. 22v. La naissance du Christ est annoncée aux bergers, aux humbles. “Et voici qu’un ange du seigneur leur apparut [.]. Ils furent saisis d’une grande frayeur. Mais l’ange leur dit : “Ne craignez point, car je vous annonce une bonne nouvelle [.]” (The Birth of Christ announced to the Shepherds) (Photo credit: the National Library of France [BnF])

Livre d’images de madame Marie Hainaut, vers 1285-1290 Paris, BnF, Naf 16251, fol. 22v. La naissance du Christ est annoncée aux bergers, aux humbles. “Et voici qu’un ange du seigneur leur apparut [.]. Ils furent saisis d’une grande frayeur. Mais l’ange leur dit : “Ne craignez point, car je vous annonce une bonne nouvelle [.]” (The Birth of Christ announced to the Shepherds) (Photo credit: the National Library of France [BnF])

Fécamp Psalter c. 1180 Illumination on parchment, 170 x 110 mm Royal Library, The Hague

Fécamp Psalter c. 1180 Illumination on parchment, 170 x 110 mm Royal Library, The Hague

Psalter, MS M.724v - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Psalter, MS M.724v - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Book of Hours, MS M.854 fol. 129v - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

Book of Hours, MS M.854 fol. 129v - Images from Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts - The Morgan Library & Museum

(This image by courtesy of Sotheby's) From the recently rediscovered Macclesfield Psalter (c.1320-30), probably from Gorleston, Norfolk, and closely related to the Gorleston Psalter. This double page spread contains all of Psalm 119 and the opening of Psalm 120.

(This image by courtesy of Sotheby's) From the recently rediscovered Macclesfield Psalter (c.1320-30), probably from Gorleston, Norfolk, and closely related to the Gorleston Psalter. This double page spread contains all of Psalm 119 and the opening of Psalm 120.

This image is taken from a psalter produced in the North of England at the end of the 12th century. It is one of sixteen illuminations in an angular figure style, with bright colours, figures not fully drawn, monumental poses, stylized facial expression and bright colouring. Geometric patterns provide a well-defined frame.

This image is taken from a psalter produced in the North of England at the end of the 12th century. It is one of sixteen illuminations in an angular figure style, with bright colours, figures not fully drawn, monumental poses, stylized facial expression and bright colouring. Geometric patterns provide a well-defined frame.

Ad Imaginem Dei: The First Joyful Mystery – The Annunciation, Part I, Simplicity Hans Fecamp psalter 1180

Ad Imaginem Dei: The First Joyful Mystery – The Annunciation, Part I, Simplicity Hans Fecamp psalter 1180

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a twelfth century illumination of the presentation of Christ in the temple. Today

Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a twelfth century illumination of the presentation of Christ in the temple. Today

ROMANESQUE - MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION - St. John the Evangelist, from the Gospel Book of Abbot Wedricus - Shortly before 1147 - Societe Archeologique et Historique - Rope-like loops of drapery - Byzantine style. Precisely controlled contours unite varied elements. Interlacing patterns - Dark Ages influence. Dove- Holy Spirit symbol - in hand of God - above John. His symbol - the eagle - to the left. Donor of manuscript - holds ink well - to the right.  LOCATION: AVESNES-SUR-HELPE, FRANCE

ROMANESQUE - MANUSCRIPT ILLUMINATION - St. John the Evangelist, from the Gospel Book of Abbot Wedricus - Shortly before 1147 - Societe Archeologique et Historique - Rope-like loops of drapery - Byzantine style. Precisely controlled contours unite varied elements. Interlacing patterns - Dark Ages influence. Dove- Holy Spirit symbol - in hand of God - above John. His symbol - the eagle - to the left. Donor of manuscript - holds ink well - to the right. LOCATION: AVESNES-SUR-HELPE, FRANCE

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