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Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana

Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana

Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana

Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana

Gospel Lectionary, Ornamented headpiece and initial letter “Pi” with Herod’s feast, Walters Manuscript W.535, fol. 159r    This is one of twenty-six known manuscripts by the hand of Luke the Cypriot (active 1583-1625), an accomplished Greek calligrapher who worked after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople (1453). He copied it in 1594 at his episcopal see of Buzǎu (in Wallachia, now Romania) and soon took it to Moscow, where it was richly illustrated with New Testament scenes by a team of…

Gospel Lectionary, Ornamented headpiece and initial letter "Pi" with Herod's feast, Walters Manuscript fol. This is one of twenty-six known manuscripts by the hand of Luke the Cypriot (active an accomplished Greek calligrapher

Ugolino Verino (1438-1516), Vita di Santa Chiara vergine Florence, Italy: 1496 Illuminated manuscript on parchment. 39 leaves. 21 x 13 cm. Single column of 19 lines. Textblock: 14 x 8.5 cm. Bridwell Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas,

Ugolino Verino Vita di Santa Chiara vergine Florence, Italy: 1496 Illuminated manuscript on parchment. 21 x 13 cm. Single column of 19 lines.

Macclesfield Psalter

manuscript date: century episodes: All owner/location: Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, Cambridge catalogue information: Macclesfield Psalter 17

383r Iudithae Olophernis caput abscidentis pictura

383r Iudithae Olophernis caput abscidentis pictura

Canterbury Tales, from a 1450 manuscript:  "Ere begynneth the book of tales of Canterburye compiled by Geffraie Chaucer of Brytayne chef poete".  High res picture at source.

Canterbury Tales, from a 1450 manuscript: "Ere begynneth the book of tales of Canterburye compiled by Geffraie Chaucer of Brytayne chef poete". High res picture at source.

307: Gorgeous Illuminated Manuscript by Jessie Bayes_        To the Night and the Cloud by Percy B. Shelley [1]

Title: To The Night & The Cloud - Calligraphed and Illuminated by Jessie Bayes Author: Shelley, Percy Byshe

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