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Overview page. Subjects: British History.

Are, literally, chief bishops. By the 5th cent. ad the title was applied to the occupants of sees of major ecclesiastical importance, particularly those of metropolitan bishops. This...

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Harley Psalter

Jessica Savage.

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P ublished online February 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 504 words.

Illuminated English Psalter (380×310 mm; London, BL, Harley MS. 603), possibly made at Christ Church, Canterbury c. 1010–90. It was the work of three scribes and eight artists (dubbed...

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Drogo Sacramentary

Lawrence Nees.

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P ublished online July 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 269 words.

Illuminated Carolingian Sacramentary (Paris, B.n.F., MS. lat. 9428). This small manuscript is one of the most richly decorated Carolingian books, with numerous figural initials...

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Beatus manuscript

John Williams.

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P ublished online February 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 584 words.

[Commentarius In Apocalipsin]

Commentary on the Apocalypse composed c. ad 775 by Abbot Beatus of the monastery of St Martin in Liébana, northern Spain. There is an ‘official’...

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Utrecht Psalter

Joachim E. Gaehde.

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P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 1390 words.

Illustrated manuscript (Utrecht, Bib. Rijksuniv., MS. 32) made between ad 816 and 834 at the Benedictine abbey of Hautvillers (Altumvillare) in the diocese of Reims, then held by...

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Ballester, Pedro Juan

Lynette Bosch.

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P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 361 words.

[Pere Joan]

(fl 1477–92).

Spanish illuminator . He is known chiefly for his miniatures of Christ in Majesty (fol. 143v) and the Crucifixion (fol. 144r) in a Missal...

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Marshall, William

Christopher Foley.

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P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Prints and Printmaking; Book Arts and Illustration. 418 words.

(fl c. 1617–50).

English engraver. His extant works as a line-engraver comprise over one hundred portraits and perhaps twice as many book illustrations,...

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St Augustine Gospels

M. A. Michael.

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P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 494 words.

Illuminated manuscript probably dating from the 6th century ad. The Gospels (Cambridge, Corpus Christi Coll., Lib. MS. 286) were given to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, in 1575 by...

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Pires, Manuel

Rafael Moreira.

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P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Book Arts and Illustration; Renaissance Art. 654 words.

(fl 1547; d Évora, 1569).

Portuguese architect. He is earliest recorded in 1547 as a frequenter of bookshops in Lisbon, defending the humanist André de Resende (1498–1573) and...

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Giovanni da Monte Cassino

Patrick M. de Winter.

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P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 384 words.

(fl 1278–82).

Italian illuminator. The treasury documents of Charles I, King of Naples and Sicily (reg 1266–85), record that when the German illuminator Minardus was not...

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Schreier, Ulrich

Gerhard Schmidt.

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P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 315 words.

(fl c. 1460–90).

Austrian illuminator and bookbinder. He worked first in Salzburg, then from c. 1477 mostly in Vienna. Notable among his patrons are Bernhard von...

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Laurin van Klattau

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration; 17th-Century Art; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 22 words.

Bohemian School, 15th century, male.

Born in Klattau (Klatovy).

Illuminator.

Laurin van Klattau worked for archbishop Zbynek Zajic in Prague around 1410.

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San Jose, Simon de

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration; 17th-Century Art; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 39 words.

Portuguese, 16th century, male.

Illuminator, copyist.

Simon de San Jose was commissioned by Don Luis de Sanzo, archbishop of Lisbon, to produce some of the illuminations...

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Hodico

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration; 17th-Century Art; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 58 words.

German, 14th century, male.

Illuminator, copyist.

Hodico was a famous illuminator who in 1376 made a superb pontifical for Albert von Sternberg, Archbishop of Magdeburg...

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Rabanus, Maurus

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); 17th-Century Art. 43 words.

German, 9th century, male.

Born 776, in Mainz; died 856, in Mainz.

Miniaturist, poet.

A pupil of Alcuin and a monk in Fulda, Rabanus later became Archbishop of...

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Owen, William

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Book Arts and Illustration; 18th-Century Art; 19th-Century Art. 310 words.

(b Ludlow, 1769; d London, March 11, 1825).

English painter. The son of a bookseller, he was educated at the grammar school in Ludlow and was sent to London in 1786 to study under...

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John de Siferwas

Thomas Tolley.

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P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Christian Art. 737 words.

[Cyfrewas; Siferwast; Syfrewas]

(b 1360–65; d c. 1430).

English illuminator. He is one of the earliest English illuminators whose career may be traced...

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Ebbo Gospels

Lawrence Nees.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online July 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Book Arts and Illustration; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Early Medieval, Romanesque and Gothic Art. 350 words.

Illuminated Carolingian Gospel book (Epernay, Bibliothèque municipal, cod. 1). The Ebbo Gospels is among the most famous of all early medieval manuscripts, and has figured in virtually...

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Peterborough Bestiary

Lucy Freeman Sandler.

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P ublished online September 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Liturgical and Ritual Objects; Painting; Book Arts and Illustration; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Christian Art. 349 words.

Composite volume (Cambridge, Corpus Christi Coll., MS. 53) consisting of a Psalter (fols 1–180) and chronicles of England and Peterborough Abbey (fols 180v–187v) produced in England in...

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