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historiated

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

Of carved or drawn figural scenes, especially applied to an initial letter in an illuminated manuscript, decorated with designs representing scenes from the text.

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historiated

Peter Beal.

in A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology 1450–2000

January 2008; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (History of the Book). 152 words.

The term ‘historiated’ derives from the French histoires (meaning ‘stories’). Features of a manuscript such as its upper border or

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historiated

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

Of carved or drawn figural scenes, especially applied to an initial letter in an illuminated manuscript, decorated with designs representing scenes from the text.

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historiated

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 383 words.

caryatid, cravatted, dratted, fatted, matted • distracted, protracted • unadapted • unformatted • Hampstead • downhearted,

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historiated

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 370 words.

caryatid, cravatted, dratted, fatted, matted • distracted, protracted • unadapted • Hampstead • downhearted, good-hearted, hard-hearted,

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historiated

Michael Clarke.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theory of Art. 20 words.

Describes an initial letter in an *illuminated manuscript which is decorated with designs representing scenes from the text.

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historiated

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 25 words.

of carved or drawn figural scenes, especially applied to an initial letter in an illuminated manuscript, decorated with designs representing scenes from the text....

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Historiated initial

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 5 words.

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historiated initial

Edited by Michael F. Suarez and H. R. Woudhuysen.

in The Oxford Companion to the Book

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 20 words.

A large MS *initial that contains within the body of the letter, some depiction of persons and/or events.

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historiated initial

Ian Chilvers.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Art

January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art. 31 words.

In an illuminated manuscript, an enlarged initial letter incorporating a narrative scene illustrating the text. Capitals containing narrative scenes are

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historiated initial

Edited by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray and Peter Murray.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art & Architecture

January 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Subjects in Art. 43 words.

In illuminated MSS it was usual to begin a new chapter or book with a large decorated initial letter (...

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Initials

Guy Lanoë.

in Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 183 words.

Initials could be painted, ornamented, historiated, or filigreed. This element of decoration – the initial was its first element –

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Angers, ‘Apocalypse’ tapestries

Edited by Gordon Campbell.

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design. 539 words.

Set of Medieval French tapestries that form the largest surviving ensemble of historiated tapestries and the largest cycle of monumental

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Brussels Initials, Master of the (c. 1390–1410)

in The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400). 569 words.

His name and a corpus of works attributed to him are derived from the 15 historiated initials in the Très

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spalliera

Michael Clarke.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theory of Art. 51 words.

[from the Italian spalla, ‘shoulder’]

A painted panel depicting an *historiated scene and designed to be hung at shoulder height as wall decoration. ...

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Angers, ‘Apocalypse’ tapestries

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

Set of Medieval French tapestries that form the largest surviving ensemble of historiated tapestries and the largest cycle of monumental images from 14th-century Europe in any medium. They...

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inhabited initial

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

In an illuminated manuscript, an enlarged initial letter decorated with a figure or figures. The figures may be purely decorative or only loosely related to the text, whereas historiated...

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East Anglian School

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A style of MS illumination that flourished in eastern England in the first half of the 14th century. MSS executed in this manner are characterized by large historiated initials and ...

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spalliera

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

[from the Italian spalla, ‘shoulder’]

A painted panel depicting an historiated scene and designed to be hung at shoulder height as wall decoration. Spalliere appear in Italian...

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Abellon, Andreas

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

P ublished online October 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Professional Interior Design; 17th-Century Art; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Religious Art; Christian Art. 78 words.

French, 15th century, male.

Active in St-Maximin (near Marseilles).

Born c. 1375; died May 1450.

Painter. Religious subjects, figures. Decorative schemes.

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Très Riches Heures

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art.

Book of Hours produced for the renowned bibliophile and patron Jean, Duc de Berry (1340-1416). Delisle (1884) identified the manuscript (290×210 mm; Chantilly, Mus. Condé, MS. 65) with a...

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