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Background imageIllumnation Collection: Saint Augustine is welcomed by Saint Ambrose in Milan, from 'De civitate dei' by Saint Augustine

Saint Augustine is welcomed by Saint Ambrose in Milan, from "De civitate dei" by Saint Augustine of Hippo
DEX5040728 Saint Augustine is welcomed by Saint Ambrose in Milan, from "De civitate dei" by Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430) (Ms. II.I.112, c)

Background imageIllumnation Collection: The military campaigns led by the Byzantine Emperor Leon VI 'The Wise'(866-912)

The military campaigns led by the Byzantine Emperor Leon VI "The Wise"(866-912)
AIS5344072 The military campaigns led by the Byzantine Emperor Leon VI " The Wise" (866-912) against the Bulgarians in 894, miniature from " Synopsis historiarum", c.1126-1150

Background imageIllumnation Collection: The Trinity, c.1464 (w/c & ink)

The Trinity, c.1464 (w/c & ink)
8678078 The Trinity, c.1464 (w/c & ink) by German School, (15th century); J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA; (add.info.: Place Created : Ulm, Germany; Augsburg, Germany)

Background imageIllumnation Collection: The English Besieging La Rochelle, 1480-83 (tempera colours, gold leaf, gold paint & ink)

The English Besieging La Rochelle, 1480-83 (tempera colours, gold leaf, gold paint & ink)
8677936 The English Besieging La Rochelle, 1480-83 (tempera colours, gold leaf, gold paint & ink) by Master of the Getty Froissart (active c.1475-85); J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Hunters Pursuing a Deer, c.1430-40 (tempera colours, gold paint, silver paint & gold leaf)

Hunters Pursuing a Deer, c.1430-40 (tempera colours, gold paint, silver paint & gold leaf)
8678061 Hunters Pursuing a Deer, c.1430-40 (tempera colours, gold paint, silver paint & gold leaf) by French School, (15th century); J

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Saint Mark, c.1410 ( tempera colours, gold leaf, gold paint & ink)

Saint Mark, c.1410 ( tempera colours, gold leaf, gold paint & ink)
8677958 Saint Mark, c.1410 ( tempera colours, gold leaf, gold paint & ink) by Master of Egerton, (active 1405-20); J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Background imageIllumnation Collection: David and Goliath, c.1480-85 (tempera colours & gold)

David and Goliath, c.1480-85 (tempera colours & gold)
8677957 David and Goliath, c.1480-85 (tempera colours & gold) by Master of the Dresden Prayer Books (fl.c.1460-1520); J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Leaf Excised from a Book of Hours: The Nativity, c. 1480 (ink, tempera and liquid gold on vellum)

Leaf Excised from a Book of Hours: The Nativity, c. 1480 (ink, tempera and liquid gold on vellum)
XOS5884589 Leaf Excised from a Book of Hours: The Nativity, c. 1480 (ink, tempera and liquid gold on vellum) by Master of the First Prayerbook of Maximillian (c.1444-1519)

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Saint George and the Dragon, c.1471 ( tempera colours, gold leaf, gold & silver paint and ink)

Saint George and the Dragon, c.1471 ( tempera colours, gold leaf, gold & silver paint and ink)
8677952 Saint George and the Dragon, c.1471 ( tempera colours, gold leaf, gold & silver paint and ink) by Lathem, Lieven van (c.1430-93); J

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Initial 'B' (eatus Vir) from a Choir Psalter, c. 1430-50 (ink, tempera and gold leaf on vellum)

Initial "B" (eatus Vir) from a Choir Psalter, c. 1430-50 (ink, tempera and gold leaf on vellum)
XOS5884574 Initial "B" (eatus Vir) from a Choir Psalter, c. 1430-50 (ink, tempera and gold leaf on vellum) by Master of the Vitae Imperatorum (15th century)

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Life of Saint James. Pilgrimage of Santiago di Compostela, 14th century (miniature)

Life of Saint James. Pilgrimage of Santiago di Compostela, 14th century (miniature)
7422860 Life of Saint James. Pilgrimage of Santiago di Compostela, 14th century (miniature) by Italian School, (14th century); (add.info.: Religion. Catholic Religion. Life of Saint James)

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Codex of the conquest of Mexico: Quauhtenco and Mayenatzin punish traitors, 16th century (miniature)

Codex of the conquest of Mexico: Quauhtenco and Mayenatzin punish traitors, 16th century (miniature)
BEN5463323 Codex of the conquest of Mexico: Quauhtenco and Mayenatzin punish traitors, 16th century (miniature) by Spanish School

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Ouroboros, symbol of inifinite, 15th century (miniature)

Ouroboros, symbol of inifinite, 15th century (miniature)
7422842 Ouroboros, symbol of inifinite, 15th century (miniature) by French School, (15th century); (add.info.: Science. Mathematics. Ouroboros, snake eating his own tail, symbol of inifinite)

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Porks butcher, 14th century (miniature)

Porks butcher, 14th century (miniature)
7422804 Porks butcher, 14th century (miniature) by Austrian School, (14th century); (add.info.: Food and beverage. Porks butcher in the middle age)

Background imageIllumnation Collection: King David Dancing before the Ark of the Covenant, in a Decorative Frame

King David Dancing before the Ark of the Covenant, in a Decorative Frame, c.1540 (w/c and bodycolour on parchment)
7443450 King David Dancing before the Ark of the Covenant, in a Decorative Frame, c.1540 (w/c and bodycolour on parchment) by Clovio, Giorgio-Giulio (1498-1578); Stadel Museum, Frankfurt am Main

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Iskandar (Alexander) and the talking tree, Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings)

Iskandar (Alexander) and the talking tree, Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (died 1020)
7487875 Iskandar (Alexander) and the talking tree, Folio from a Shahnama (Book of kings) by Firdawsi (died 1020); recto (opaque w/c, ink and gold on paper) by Persian School

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Scene of attacks, trafficking and looting, 1455 (miniature)

Scene of attacks, trafficking and looting, 1455 (miniature)
JLJ4629093 Scene of attacks, trafficking and looting, 1455 (miniature) by Unknown Artist, (15th century); Bibliotheque Municipale, Rouen, France; (add.info.: Scene of attacks)

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Initial letters from a Celtic alphabet taken from illuminated ma, 1897 (Chromolithograph)

Initial letters from a Celtic alphabet taken from illuminated ma, 1897 (Chromolithograph)
7233448 Initial letters from a Celtic alphabet taken from illuminated ma, 1897 (Chromolithograph) by Guillot, Ernest (19th century); (add.info)

Background imageIllumnation Collection: 7419548

7419548

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Treasury Book, 14th century (handwritten)

Treasury Book, 14th century (handwritten)
7415652 Treasury Book, 14th century (handwritten) by Montbaston, Jeanne de (15th century); Bibliotheque de L'Arsenal, Paris

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Anthony Woodville

Anthony Woodville
3733249 Anthony Woodville.; (add.info.: Engraving depicting Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers presenting his book to Edward IV of England)

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Anthony Woodville presenting Caxton

Anthony Woodville presenting Caxton
3784562 Anthony Woodville presenting Caxton; (add.info.: Anthony Woodville presenting Caxton to Edward IV - from engraving of medieval manuscript)

Background imageIllumnation Collection: On the praise and virtue of the noblemen and clerics of Boccaccio, 1493 (miniature)

On the praise and virtue of the noblemen and clerics of Boccaccio, 1493 (miniature)
7415662 On the praise and virtue of the noblemen and clerics of Boccaccio, 1493 (miniature) by Besancon, Jacques de (15th century) (attr)

Background imageIllumnation Collection: On the Jewish battle of Flavius Josephe, 1492 (print)

On the Jewish battle of Flavius Josephe, 1492 (print)
7415660 On the Jewish battle of Flavius Josephe, 1492 (print) by Besancon, Jacques de (15th century) (attr. to); Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

Background imageIllumnation Collection: 7419549

7419549

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Anthony Woodville presenting Caxton

Anthony Woodville presenting Caxton
3786334 Anthony Woodville presenting Caxton; (add.info.: Anthony Woodville presenting Caxton to Edward IV - from engraving of medieval manuscript)

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Anthony Woodville, Earl Rivers, presenting the Dictes and Saying of the Philosophers to his

Anthony Woodville, Earl Rivers, presenting the Dictes and Saying of the Philosophers to his brother-in-law, Edward IV
3329858 Anthony Woodville, Earl Rivers, presenting the Dictes and Saying of the Philosophers to his brother-in-law, Edward IV

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Peter IV of Aragon called the Ceremonial or el del punyalet, 14th century (illumination)

Peter IV of Aragon called the Ceremonial or el del punyalet, 14th century (illumination)
CUL4853934 Peter IV of Aragon called the Ceremonial or el del punyalet, 14th century (illumination) by Spanish School, (14th century); (add.info)

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Page of a manuscript representing the allegories of Arithmetic and geometry (manunscript)

Page of a manuscript representing the allegories of Arithmetic and geometry (manunscript)
BEN5464411 Page of a manuscript representing the allegories of Arithmetic and geometry (manunscript) by Unknown Artist, (14th century); Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Florence

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Construction of a fortress Miniature of a 14th century manuscript Paris, B. N

Construction of a fortress Miniature of a 14th century manuscript Paris, B. N
AIS5365891 Construction of a fortress Miniature of a 14th century manuscript Paris, B.N. by French School, (14th century); © Iberfoto

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Incipit of the book of Jeremiah depicting the prophet in a lettrine

Incipit of the book of Jeremiah depicting the prophet in a lettrine, from the Bible of Borso d'Este (1413-1471)
DEX5040785 Incipit of the book of Jeremiah depicting the prophet in a lettrine, from the Bible of Borso d'Este (1413-1471) (Vol)

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Saint Augustine's departure from Carthage, arrival in Rome and then Milan

Saint Augustine's departure from Carthage, arrival in Rome and then Milan
DEX5040727 Saint Augustine's departure from Carthage, arrival in Rome and then Milan, from "De civitate dei" by Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430) (Ms. II.I.112, c)

Background imageIllumnation Collection: How the first kings were made, from 'Le roman de la rose', Folio 68v, 14th century (miniature)

How the first kings were made, from "Le roman de la rose", Folio 68v, 14th century (miniature)
AIS5346191 How the first kings were made, from "Le roman de la rose", Folio 68v, 14th century (miniature) by Unknown Artist, (14th century); Biblioteca de la Universidad de Valencia

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Parable of the good shepherd, from the manuscript Le roman de la rose, 14th century (miniature)

Parable of the good shepherd, from the manuscript Le roman de la rose, 14th century (miniature)
AIS5346137 Parable of the good shepherd, from the manuscript Le roman de la rose, 14th century (miniature) by Unknown Artist, (14th century); Biblioteca de la Universidad de Valencia, Valencia

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Lancelot Arriving in a French Village (vellum)

Lancelot Arriving in a French Village (vellum)
3499749 Lancelot Arriving in a French Village (vellum) by French School, (14th century); Biblioteca Civica, Turin, Italy; (add.info.: Lancelot du Lac. Miniature, 14th century)

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Adoration of the Magi, Bible New Testament, 1476 (miniature)

Adoration of the Magi, Bible New Testament, 1476 (miniature)
DEX5040770 Adoration of the Magi, Bible New Testament, 1476 (miniature) by Predis, Giovanni Ambrogio de (c.1455-c.1522); Biblioteca Reale, Turin, Piedmont

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Journey of the Wise Men, Bible New Testament, 1476 (miniature)

Journey of the Wise Men, Bible New Testament, 1476 (miniature)
DEX5040766 Journey of the Wise Men, Bible New Testament, 1476 (miniature) by Predis, Giovanni Ambrogio de (c.1455-c.1522); Biblioteca Reale, Turin, Piedmont

Background imageIllumnation Collection: The sobriete, the gluttonry (represented by a man vomiting after eating too much)

The sobriete, the gluttonry (represented by a man vomiting after eating too much)
JLJ4670487 The sobriete, the gluttonry (represented by a man vomiting after eating too much) and the greed Miniature from the manuscript ms

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Representation of a young boy in love in the garden of delights discovering the fountain of

Representation of a young boy in love in the garden of delights discovering the fountain of Narcissus
AIS5356141 Representation of a young boy in love in the garden of delights discovering the fountain of Narcissus, 14th century (miniature) by Unknown Artist

Background imageIllumnation Collection: The nobility hunting under the influence of Jupiter from Le Roman de la Rose

The nobility hunting under the influence of Jupiter from Le Roman de la Rose, 14th century (illumination)
AIS5385595 The nobility hunting under the influence of Jupiter from Le Roman de la Rose, 14th century (illumination) by French School

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Birth of Christ, Bible New Testament, 1476 (miniature)

Birth of Christ, Bible New Testament, 1476 (miniature)
DEX5040769 Birth of Christ, Bible New Testament, 1476 (miniature) by Predis, Giovanni Ambrogio de (c.1455-c.1522); Biblioteca Reale, Turin, Piedmont

Background imageIllumnation Collection: MS. McClean. 81. f68r Adoration of the Magi, French Horae, 15th century (vellum)

MS. McClean. 81. f68r Adoration of the Magi, French Horae, 15th century (vellum)
FIT111731 MS.McClean.81.f68r Adoration of the Magi, French Horae, 15th century (vellum) by French School, (15th century); 19.1x14 cm; Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Saint Jerome, Saint Augustine (354-430), & Saint Gregoire I the Great (540-604)

Saint Jerome, Saint Augustine (354-430), & Saint Gregoire I the Great (540-604), Detail from the Diptych of Boece, c
DEX5040723 Saint Jerome, Saint Augustine (354-430), & Saint Gregoire I the Great (540-604), Detail from the Diptych of Boece, c.487 (miniature on ivory) by Italian School

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Lancelot in a battle - VERARD, Antoine (15th century). English publisher and bookseller

Lancelot in a battle - VERARD, Antoine (15th century). English publisher and bookseller. ; LANCELOT (6th c. )
CUL4871870 Lancelot in a battle - VERARD, Antoine (15th century). English publisher and bookseller.; LANCELOT (6th c.). Knight of King Arthur's court. Lancelot in a battle

Background imageIllumnation Collection: The coronation of Charlemagne, c. 1460 (miniature)

The coronation of Charlemagne, c. 1460 (miniature)
BEN5464138 The coronation of Charlemagne, c.1460 (miniature) by Fouquet, Jean (c.1420-80); Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France; (add.info)

Background imageIllumnation Collection: MS. McClean. 80. f69r Adoration of the Magi, French Horae, 15th century (vellum)

MS. McClean. 80. f69r Adoration of the Magi, French Horae, 15th century (vellum)
FIT111733 MS.McClean.80.f69r Adoration of the Magi, French Horae, 15th century (vellum) by French School, (15th century); 20.3x14 cm; Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Queen Guinevere besieged in the Tower of London, miniature from Lancelot

Queen Guinevere besieged in the Tower of London, miniature from Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart by Chretien de Troyes
AIS5391514 Queen Guinevere besieged in the Tower of London, miniature from Lancelot, the Knight of the Cart by Chretien de Troyes (vellum) by French School; Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris

Background imageIllumnation Collection: Death, Book of Hours, 15th century (manuscript)

Death, Book of Hours, 15th century (manuscript)
7294909 Death, Book of Hours, 15th century (manuscript) by Martorell, Bernardo (fl.1427-52); Archivo Municipal de Historia, Barcelona, Spain; (add.info.: Martorell Bernat (1427 - 1452)); © P



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"Illumination: A Glimpse into the Vibrant World of Medieval Art" Step back in time and immerse yourself in the captivating world of illumination, where artistry meets history. From military campaigns to royal coronations, this ancient technique has preserved significant moments for generations to come. In the 12th century manuscript "Synopsis historiarum, " we witness Byzantine Emperor Leon VI "The Wise" leading military campaigns against the Bulgarians. The vivid miniature transports us to a battlefield filled with tension and valor. Moving forward, we delve into the Treasury Book from the 14th century, a handwritten masterpiece that showcases intricate calligraphy and ornate illustrations. Each stroke of ink tells tales of wealth and power, transporting us to an era where manuscripts were cherished treasures. Anthony Woodville takes center stage as he presents Caxton with his literary works. This momentous occasion captured in both print and illumination highlights the significance of literature during this period. Boccaccio's "On the praise and virtue of noblemen and clerics" comes alive through delicate miniatures from 1493. These vibrant illustrations bring forth stories of honor, chivalry, and intellectual pursuits that shaped medieval society. Meanwhile, Flavius Josephe's Jewish battle is depicted in a striking print from 1492. Through detailed imagery, we are transported to a tumultuous historical event that sheds light on religious conflicts during this time. Earl Rivers himself makes another appearance as he presents "Dictes and Saying of Philosophers" to Edward IV in a stunning illuminated manuscript from the 15th century. This scene captures not only brotherly love but also emphasizes knowledge as a gift worth treasuring. The grandeur continues with Charlemagne's coronation portrayed in an exquisite miniature dating back to around 1460. The opulence surrounding this event is palpable through intricate details that transport us straight into medieval royalty.