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Detailed record for Arundel 83

Part 1 ff. 2v-116v 
Title Psalter and Book of Hours (the 'Howard Psalter and Hours') (Arundel 83 I) (ends imperfectly); including a calendar of uncertain East Anglian destination (ff. 6-11v), a liturgical Psalter with canticles, litany, and Office of the Dead (ff. 14-113v), and an incomplete Hours of the Passion (ff. 113v-116v)
Origin England
Date c. 1310 - c. 1320
Language Latin
Script Gothic
Decoration 9 diagrams, in colours and gold (ff. 2- 5v, 12-13). 6 small miniatures, in colours and gold (ff. 113v, 115, 115v, 116, 116v (x2)). 8 large historiated initials, with full historiated borders and bas-de-page scenes, in colours and gold (ff. 14, 26v, 33v, 40v, 47, 55v, 63v, 72). 2 smaller historiated initials, with partial foliate borders, in colours and gold (ff. 40, 64v). 3 smaller decorated initials with extensions into the margins, in colours and gold (ff. 75v, 80, 91). Some smaller decorated initials including human heads, in colours and gold, in the last part of the manuscript (ff. 106-116v). Smaller initials in gold on red and blue grounds. Small initials in gold with purple foliate pen-flourishing or in blue with red foliate pen-flourishing.
Dimensions in mm 360 x 235 (250 x 165) in two columns
 
Part 2 ff. 117-135 
Title Psalter (the 'De Lisle Psalter'; 'Arundel 83 II'), including a Sarum calendar (ff. 117-122v), followed by 24 illustrations: 13 moral, devotional, and theological diagrams, 9 pages of images of the life of Christ, and two facing miniatures of the Madonna and child and the Crucifixion (ff. 123v-135)
Origin England, S. E. (London?)
Date c. 1310
Language Latin, with French and English
Script Gothic
Artists Attributed to the Madonna Master; 1 to another hand (f. 123v).
Decoration 10 diagrams, in colours and gold (ff. 123v, 125v, 126, 126v, 127v, 128, 128v, 129, 129v, 135). 3 full-page miniatures, divided in three registers containing each two quadrolobed miniatures, in colours and gold (ff. 124, 124v, 125). 2 full-page miniatures, in colours and gold (ff. 131v, 132). 2 full-page miniatures, divided in four compartments, in colours and gold (ff. 132v, 133). 1 large miniature, divided in two column-wide compartments, in colours and gold (f. 127). Large decorated initials with foliate extensions into the margins, in colours and gold. Small initials in gold with purple pen-flourishing or in blue with red pen-flourishing.
Dimensions in mm 350 x 230 (miniatures approx. 290 x 190)
 
Part 3 ff. 130, 130v, 133v, 134, 134v 
Origin England, S. E.
Date c. 1330 - c. 1340
Artists Attributed to the Majesty Master
Decoration 5 full-page miniatures, in colours and gold (ff. 130, 130v, 133v, 134, 134v).
 
Official foliation ff. 135 (+ 1 original parchment leaf after f. 105; + 4 paper flyleaves at the beginning and 5 at the end)
Collation Arundel 83 I: i6-1 (6th leaf excised, probably blank; ff. 1-5), ii-xv8 (ff. 6-116).
Arundel 83 II: most original bifolia are now singletons.
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. Rebound in 1963; gilt edges.
Provenance 83 I ( ff. 2v-116v) (the 'Howard Psalter'), Arundel 83 I:
? Perhaps made for John Fitton (d. 1326): arms (ff. 47, 55v).
Theodore of Malinton, Baron of Wemme (d. 1408): inscribed 'Obitus domini Theodore Malinton Baronis do Wemo qui obiit VIIo die Maii anno domini Milesimo CCCCmo VIIIo' (7 May, f. 117).

83 II (ff. 117-135) (the 'De Lisle Psalter') (Arundel 83 II):
Robert de Lisle (b. 1288, d. 1344), of Campton, Bedfordshire, member of Parliament as a baron: given by him to his daughter Audere, stipulating that after Audere's death the book should pass to her sister Alborou, and eventually to the Gilbertine convent of Chequesaundes (Chicksands), built on land given by the De Lisle family next to their manor at Campton: inscribed 'Jeo Robert de Lyle donay cest lyvere sus le iour sayncte katerine en lan notre seignour myl CCC XXIX a ma fille Audere oue la dieux beneyssou et la moye. Et apres soen deses a Alborou sa soer et issy de soer en soer taunk come alcune de eles vyvront. Et apres remeyne a tous iours a les dames de Chikessano' (autograph inscription on f. 122, copied by a professional scribal hand on f. 122v); inscription in De Lisle's hand in the calendar next to November 25.

Both parts:
Lord William Howard (b. 1563, d. 1640), antiquary and landowner, the younger son of Thomas Howard (b. 1538, d. 1572), 4th duke of Norfolk, who probably first bound them together, probably because of their similar series of Speculum Theologiae diagrams: inscribed 'William Howarde 1591' (Arundel 83 I, f. 3), and 'William Howarde 1590' with the usual sketch of a rampant lion (Arundel 83 II, f. 117); bequeathed to his nephew, Thomas Howard.
Thomas Howard (b. 1585, d. 1646), 2nd earl of Arundel, 4th earl of Surrey, and 1st earl of Norfolk, art collector and politician.
Henry Howard (b. 1628, d. 1684), 6th duke of Norfolk, presented to the Royal Society in 1667.
The Royal Society, London (its ink stamp: 'Soc. Reg. Lond / ex dono HENR. HOWARD / Norfolciensis.', f. 2).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Notes Musical notation (the Howard Psalter-Hours).
Select bibliography Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: British Museum, 1834-1840), I, part 1: The Arundel Manuscripts, p. 22-23.

Walter de Gray Birch and Henry Jenner, Early Drawings and Illuminations: An Introduction to the Study of Illustrated Manuscripts (London: Bagster and Sons, 1879), p. 8.

George F. Warner, Illuminated Manuscripts in The British Museum, Series I-IV (London: British Museum, 1903), pl. 31.

Christopher Wordsworth and Henry Littlehales, The Old Service-Books of the English Church, 2nd edn (London: Methuen & Co., 1910), pl. VIII.

J. A. Herbert, Illuminated Manuscripts (London: Methuen, 1911), p. 224, pl. XXXIII.

John Bradley, Illuminated Manuscripts, 2nd edn (London: Bracken Books, 1920), p. 274 no. 6.

Schools of Illumination: Reproductions from Manuscripts in the British Museum, 6 vols (London: British Museum, 1914-1930), III (1921), pls 1-4.

[J. A. Herbert], British Museum: Reproductions from Illuminated Manuscripts, Series 3, 3rd edn (London: British Museum, 1925), pls 23-25.

Eric. G. Millar, English Illuminated Manuscripts of the XIVth and XVth Century (Paris: Van Oest, 1928), pls 7-13.

Guide to an Exhibition of English Art (London: British Museum, 1934), no. 122.

F. Saxl, 'A Spiritual Encyclopedia of the Late Middle Ages', Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 5 (1942), 82-134.

Arthur Watson, The Early Iconography of the Tree of Jesse (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1934), p. 70 n. 1.

Peter Brieger, English Art 1216-1307, Oxford History of English Art, 4 (Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1957), pp. 224, 273, pl. 88b.

Medieval Libraries of Great Britain: A List of Surviving Books, ed. by N. R. Ker, 2nd edn, Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks, 3 (London: Royal Historical Society, 1964), p. 51.

Margaret Rickert, Painting in Britain: the Middle Ages, 2nd edn (London: Penguin Books, 1965), pp. 132-33, 137, 139, 151, 239 n. 13, 241 n. 44, 45, pl. 134.

Lilian M. C. Randall, Images in the Margins of Gothic Manuscripts (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1966). p. 29.

Illuminated Manuscripts Exhibited in the Grenville Library (London, British Museum, 1967), no. 21.

Lucy Freeman Sandler, 'A Follower of Jean Pucelle in England', Art Bulletin, 52, 4 (1970), 363-72 (pp. 364-72, pls. 6-10).

Peter Brieger, ‘England’, in Art and the Courts: France and England from 1259 to 1328, The National Gallery of Canada, 1972 (Ottowa: National Gallery, 1972), pp. 28-49 (pp. 32, fig. 26).

Lucy Freeman Sandler, The Peterborough Psalter in Brussels and other Fenland Manuscripts (London: Harvey Miller, 1974).

Lucy Freeman Sandler, 'An Early Fourteenth-Century English Breviary at Longleat', Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, 39 (1976), 1-20 (pp. 11-14).

François Avril, L'enluminure à l'époque gothique 1200-1420 (Paris: Famot, 1979), pp. 95-96.

Richard Marks and Nigel Morgan, The Golden Age of English Manuscript Painting 1200-1500 (London: Chatto & Windus, 1981), pl. 22.

Brunsdon Yapp, Birds in Medieval Manuscripts (London: British Library, 1981), pl. 27.

Lucy Freemen Sandler, The Psalter of Robert de Lisle in the British Library (London: Harvey Miller, 1983).

John E. Murdoch, Album of Science: Antiquity and the Middle Ages, ed. by I. B. Cohen (New York: Scribner's Sons, 1984), no. 21.

Lucy Freemen Sandler, Gothic Manuscripts 1285-1385, Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in the British Isles (Harvey Miller: London, 1986), no. 38 and 51.

Paul Binski, The Painted Chamber at Westminster (London: Society of Antiquaries of London, 1986), pp. 79-80.

The Age of Chivalry: Art in Plantagent England 1200-1400, ed. by Jonathan Alexander and Paul Binski (London: Royal Academy of Arts, 1987), no. 569 [exhibition catalogue].

François Avril and Patricia Danz Stirnemann, Manuscrits enluminés d’origine insulaire VIIe-XXe siècle (Paris: Bibliothèque nationale, 1987), p. 137.

Christopher Norton, Dominican Painting in East Anglia: The Thornham Parva Retable and the Musée de Cluny Frontal (Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987).

M. A. Michael, 'Oxford, Cambridge and London: Towards a Theory for 'Grouping' Gothic Manuscripts', Burlington Magazine, 130 (1988), 107-15 (p. 113).

Judith H. Oliver, Gothic Manuscript Illumination in the Diocese of Liège (c. 1250 - c. 1330), Corpus of Illuminated Manuscripts from the Low Countries, 2-3, 2 vols (Leuven: Uitgverij Peeters, 1988), I, 76 n. 68.

Jennifer O'Reilly, Studies in the Iconography of the Virtues and the Vices in the Middle Ages (New York: Garland, 1988, print of an unpublished doctoral thesis, University of Nottinham, 1972), pp. 375-76.

François Avril, L'enluminure à l'époque gothique 1200-1420 (n. pl.: Bibliotheque de l'image, 1979), p. 96.

John E. Murdoch, Album of Science: Antiquity and the Middle Ages, ed. by I. B. Cohen (New York: Scribner's Sons, 1984), nos 21, 45, 58, 276.

Francis Wormald, Collected Writings, ed. by J. J. G. Alexander, T. J. Brown, and Joan Gibbs, 2 vols (London: Harvey Miller, 1984-1988), II: Studies in English and Continental Art of the Later Middle Ages, p. 86.

Adelaide Bennett, 'A Book Designed for a Noblewoman, in Medieval Book Production: Assessing the Evidence, ed. by Linda l. Brownrigg, Proceedings of the Second Conference of The Seminar in the History of the Book to 1500, Oxford, July 1988 (Los Altos Hills, California: Anderson-Lovelace, 1990), pp 1163-81 (p. 179 n. 11.)

Nigel Morgan, 'Texts and Images of Marian Devotion in Fourteenth-Century England', in England in the Fourteenth Century: Proceedings of the 1991 Harlaxton Symposium, ed. by. Nicholas Rogers (Stamford: Watkins, 1993), pp. 30-53 (p. 41).

Paul Binski, Westminster Abbey and the Plantagenets: Kingship and The Representation of Power, 1200-1400 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995), pp. 171-73, 181.

Robert W. Scheller, Exemplum: Model-Book Drawings and the Practice of Artistic Transmission in the Middle Ages (ca. 900 - ca. 1450), (Amsterdam: University Press, 1995), p. 209 n. 10.

Paul Binski, Medieval Death: Ritual and Representation (London: British Museum Press, 1996), p. 171.

Janet Backhouse, The Illuminated Page: Ten Centuries of Manuscript Painting in the British Library (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997, no. 82.

Nicolas Bell, Music in Medieval Manuscripts (London: British Library, 2001), p. 47.

Christopher de Hamel, The British Library Guide to Manuscript Illumination: History and Techniques (London: British Library, 2001), pl. 30.

Mary Coker Joslin and Carolyn Coker Joslin Watson, The Egerton Genesis (London: British Library, 2001), pp. 31, 163, 167, 192, 199.

Susanne Rischpler, Biblia Sacra figuris expressa: Mnemotechnische Bilderbibeln des 15. Jahrhunderts, Wissensliteratur im Mittelalter, 36, ed. by Horst Brunner and others (Wiesbaden: Reichert, 2001), p. 43.

C. M. Kauffmann, Biblical Imagery in Medieval England 700-1500 (London: Harvey Miller, 2003), p. 230.

Paul Binski, Becket’s Crown: Art and Imagination in Gothic England 1170-1300 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004), pls 146, 157.

Maidie Hilmo, Medieval Images, Icons, and Illustrated English Literary Texts: From the Ruthwell Cross to the Ellesmere Chaucer (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004), p. 185 n. 89.

Lucy Freeman Sandler, The Lichtenthal Psalter and the Manuscript Patronage of the Bohun Family (London: Harvey Miller, 2004), p. 159 n. 87.

The Cambridge Illuminations: Ten Centuries of Book Production in the Medieval West, ed. by Paul Binski and Stella Panayotova (London: Harvey Miller, 2005), pp. 80, 191.

Treasures of the British Library, ed. by Nicolas Barker and others (London: British Library, 2005), p. 125.

Greg Buzwell, Saints in Medieval Manuscripts (London: British Library, 2005), p. 27.

Richard Ovenden, ‘The libraries of the antiquaries (c. 1580-1640) and the idea of a national collection’, in The Cambridge History of Libraries in Britain and Ireland, ed. by Elisabeth Leedham-Green and Teresa Webber, 3 vols (Cambridge: University Press, 2006), Vol I: To 1640, pp. 527-61 (pp. 541-43).

Deirdre Jackson, Marvellous to Behold: Miracles in Medieval Manuscripts (London: British Library, 2007), pl. 3.

Scot McKendrick and Kathleen Doyle, Bible Manuscripts: 1400 Years of Scribes and Scripture (London: British Library, 2007), p. 129, fig. 116.


Images

Part  1   ff. 2v-116v
Psalter and Book of Hours (the 'Howard Psalter and Hours') (Arundel 83 I) (ends imperfectly); including a calendar of uncertain East Anglian destination (ff. 6-11v), a liturgical Psalter with canticles, litany, and Office of the Dead (ff. 14-113v), and an incomplete Hours of the Passion (ff. 113v-116v)
* * *
 
Articles of faith

f. 12
Articles of faith
Crucifixion

f. 13
Crucifixion
Beatus page

f. 14
Beatus page
 
Historiated initial

f. 33v
Historiated initial
Detail

f. 40
Detail
Historiated initial 'D'(ixit) with David and a fool at the ...

f. 40v
Historiated initial 'D'(ixit) with David and a fool at the ...
 
Detail of the historiated initial 'D'(ixit) with David and ...

f. 40v
Detail of the historiated initial 'D'(ixit) with David and ...
Historiated initial 'S'(alvum) with the Lord and a sinner ...

f. 47
Historiated initial 'S'(alvum) with the Lord and a sinner ...
Musical notation, heraldic decoration and David

f. 55v
Musical notation, heraldic decoration and David
 
Detail of a peacock on the lower bar border.

f. 55v
Detail of a peacock on the lower bar border.
Detail of a trumpeter in the upper margin.

f. 55v
Detail of a trumpeter in the upper margin.
Detail of the historiated initial 'D' with David playing ...

f. 55v
Detail of the historiated initial 'D' with David playing ...
 


f. 55v
Detail of a fife and drum player in the upper margin.

f. 55v
Detail of a fife and drum player in the upper margin.
Three clerics singing

f. 63v
Three clerics singing
 
Three clerics singing

f. 63v
Three clerics singing
God and Christ enthroned

f. 72
God and Christ enthroned
Illuminated initial

f. 75v
Illuminated initial
 
Illuminated initial

f. 91
Illuminated initial
Betrayal

f. 113v
Betrayal
Christ before the High Priest

f. 115
Christ before the High Priest
 
Christ carrying the Cross

f. 115v
Christ carrying the Cross
Crucifixion

f. 116
Crucifixion
Crucifixion

f. 116v
Crucifixion
 
Virgin and Child

f. 131v
Virgin and Child

Part  2   ff. 117-135
Psalter (the 'De Lisle Psalter'; 'Arundel 83 II'), including a Sarum calendar (ff. 117-122v), followed by 24 illustrations: 13 moral, devotional, and theological diagrams, 9 pages of images of the life of Christ, and two facing miniatures of the Madonna and child and the Crucifixion (ff. 123v-135)
* * *
 
Scenes from the life of Christ

f. 124
Scenes from the life of Christ
Flight into Egypt

f. 124
Flight into Egypt
Annunciation to the Shepherds

f. 124
Annunciation to the Shepherds
 
Scenes from the life of Christ

f. 124v
Scenes from the life of Christ
Passion of Christ

f. 125
Passion of Christ
Christ before Pilate and Herod

f. 125
Christ before Pilate and Herod
 
Crucifixion and the Tree of Life

f. 125v
Crucifixion and the Tree of Life
Wheel of the Twelve Attributes of Human Existence

f. 126
Wheel of the Twelve Attributes of Human Existence
Wheel of the Ten Ages of Man

f. 126v
Wheel of the Ten Ages of Man
 
The Three Living and the Three Dead

f. 127
The Three Living and the Three Dead
The Three Living and the Three Dead

f. 127
The Three Living and the Three Dead
Table of the Ten Commandments

f. 127v
Table of the Ten Commandments
 
Table of the Twelve Articles of Faith

f. 128
Table of the Twelve Articles of Faith
Tree of Vices

f. 128v
Tree of Vices
Tree of Virtues

f. 129
Tree of Virtues
 
Wheel of Sevens

f. 129v
Wheel of Sevens
Christ in Majesty

f. 130
Christ in Majesty
The Cherub

f. 130v
The Cherub
 
Table of the Seven Acts of the Passion

f. 131
Table of the Seven Acts of the Passion
Crucifixion

f. 132
Crucifixion
Scenes from the Life of Christ

f. 132v
Scenes from the Life of Christ
 
Scenes from the Life of Christ

f. 133
Scenes from the Life of Christ
The Ascension

f. 133v
The Ascension
The Pentecost

f. 134
The Pentecost
 
The Coronation of the Virgin

f. 134v
The Coronation of the Virgin
The Coronation of the Virgin

f. 134v
The Coronation of the Virgin
The Tower of Wisdom

f. 135
The Tower of Wisdom
 

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