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Welles Apocalypse, 1400s.

La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse') by Peter of PeckhamCreated by: PICRYLDated: 2017
Christ with the Lamb from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 124
La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse') by Peter of Peckham, commissioned by Lionel de Welles, 6th Baron Welles, (b. 1406, d. 29 March 1461).
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God enthroned, an angel, and an elder from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 122v

God enthroned, an angel, and an elder from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 122v

Miniature of John with an angel, God enthroned in a mandorla, and John with an Elder, with an historiated initial 'C'(eo.) of the head of a woman, with a partial bar border including dragons. Image taken from f... more

John, the horses, and riders from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 143

John, the horses, and riders from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 143

Detail of a miniature of John witnessing the arrival of the army of the horsemen, riding horses with the heads of lions and tails of serpents, in illustration of Revelation 9: 15-19. Image taken from f. 143 of ... more

Head of a man from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 5v

Head of a man from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 5v

Historiated initial 'O'(i) of a head of a man, with a partial bar border including a grotesque and a dragon. Image taken from f. 5v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Angel giving John the book from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 145v

Angel giving John the book from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 145v

Detail of a miniature of the angel, standing with one foot on the sea and one foot on the earth, giving the book to John, in illustration of Revelation 10: 8-11. Image taken from f. 145v of La lumiere as lais; ... more

God enthroned, with elders from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 122

God enthroned, with elders from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 122

Detail of a miniature of God enthroned in a mandorla, with the four beasts of Ezekiel's vision, with twelve elders below casting down their crowns. Image taken from f. 122 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the... more

Woman's head from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 118

Woman's head from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 118

Detail of an historiated initial 'A'(pres) of a woman's head, at the beginning of Revelation 4. Image taken from f. 118 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Christ and the Apostles from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 64v

Christ and the Apostles from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 64v

Detail of a miniature of Christ teaching the Apostles the Pater Noster. Image taken from f. 64v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Four angels and four winds from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 132

Four angels and four winds from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 132

Detail of a miniature of John and the angel witnessing four angels standing at the four corners of the earth, holding back the four winds, in illustration of Revelation 7:1. Image taken from f. 132 of La lumier... more

John, the Scarlet Woman, and an angel from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 179v

John, the Scarlet Woman, and an angel from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 179v

Detail of a miniature of John the Scarlet Woman seated, and an angel. Image taken from f. 179v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Disciple and master from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 6

Disciple and master from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 6

Miniature of a disciple standing before his seated master, with partial bar borders. Image taken from f. 6 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Cleric and a master from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 65v

Cleric and a master from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 65v

Detail of an historiated initial 'S' (sacrement) of a cleric before his master. Image taken from f. 65v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Christ and John from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 109v

Christ and John from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 109v

Detail of a miniature of Christ dictating to John. Image taken from f. 109v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Creation of Eve from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 1v

Creation of Eve from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 1v

Detail of a miniature of the creation of Eve from Adam's rib. Image taken from f. 1v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Christ enthroned with an angel from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 212v

Christ enthroned with an angel from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 212v

Miniature of Christ enthroned in a mandorla, holding a book, with an angel and two churches; with an historiated initial 'C'(eo.) of the head of a man, and a partial bar border. Image taken from f. 212v of La l... more

Fall of Adam and Eve from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 2

Fall of Adam and Eve from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 2

Detail of a miniature of the Fall of Adam and Eve. Image taken from f. 2 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Christ enthroned from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 213v

Christ enthroned from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 213v

Detail of a miniature of Christ enthroned in a mandorla, holding a book, and flanked by twelve worshippers. Image taken from f. 213v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Moses and the Tablets of the Law from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 58v

Moses and the Tablets of the Law from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 58v

Detail of a miniature of a horned Moses seated, holding the Tablets of the Law. Image taken from f. 58v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

John from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 49

John from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 49

Detail of an historiated initial 'E'(seint) of the Evangelist John, holding a book and a martyr's palm, standing on the back of his symbol, the eagle. Image taken from f. 49 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (t... more

Head of a man from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 5v

Head of a man from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 5v

Detail of an historiated initial 'O'(i) of a head of a man, with a partial bar border including a grotesque and a dragon. Image taken from f. 5v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Writ... more

John, the angel, and the locusts from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 141

John, the angel, and the locusts from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 141

Detail of a miniature of John and the angel witnessing the locusts unleashed by the fifth trumpet, in illustration of Revelation 9: 7-10. Image taken from f. 141 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles A... more

Angels, vine and wine press from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 167v

Angels, vine and wine press from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 167v

Detail of a miniature of an angel with a sickle, standing before a vine and wine press, being addressed by an angel with fiery wings. Image taken from f. 167v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apoc... more

John and seven angels from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 169

John and seven angels from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 169

Detail of a miniature of John with seven angels holding harps. Image taken from f. 169 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

John and an Elder from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 134v

John and an Elder from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 134v

Detail of a miniature of John and a crowned elder. Image taken from f. 134v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Second angel sounding his trumpet from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 137v

Second angel sounding his trumpet from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 137v

Miniature of John witnessing the second angel sounding his trumpet, causing a huge mountain burning with fire to be cast into the sea, and turning one third of the sea into blood, in illustration of Revelation ... more

Annunciation from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 3

Annunciation from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 3

Detail of a miniature of the Annunciation. Image taken from f. 3 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Illuminated initial from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 17v

Illuminated initial from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 17v

Detail of an illuminated initial 'P'(uerit). Image taken from f. 17v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Christ and John from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 108v

Christ and John from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 108v

Detail of a miniature of Christ extending from a cloud above to raise John. Image taken from f. 108v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

John, the false prophet, dragon and beast from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 174v

John, the false prophet, dragon and beast from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 17...

Detail of a miniature of John standing before the false prophet, the dragon, and the beast, with frogs emerging from their mouths representing their unclean spirits, in illustration of Revelation 16:13. Image t... more

Disciple and master from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 6

Disciple and master from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 6

Detail of a miniature of a disciple standing before his seated master, with partial bar borders. Image taken from f. 6 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Angel with a vial from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 202v

Angel with a vial from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 202v

Detail of a miniature of John witnessing an angel standing with a vial, with six vials on the hillside before him. Image taken from f. 202v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Rider on a black horse from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 128

Rider on a black horse from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 128

Miniature of John witnessing the rider on a black horse, holding a pair of scales, illustrating Revelation 6:5. Image taken from f. 128 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Angel on the sun from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 192v

Angel on the sun from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 192v

Detail of a miniature of John witnessing the angel standing on the sun, summoning birds to feed on the flesh of men and horses, Revelation 19:17-21. Image taken from f. 192v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (t... more

Creator from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 1

Creator from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 1

Historiated initial 'V'(errai) of God enthroned holding an orb of the world in his hand, with a partial bar border, at the beginning of La lumiere as lais, with the large 'HR' monogram added above the lower bor... more

John, the angel, a rainbow and seven thunders from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 144

John, the angel, a rainbow and seven thunders from BL Royal 15 D II, f...

Detail of a miniature of John listening to an angel, holding a book, with a rainbow issuing from his head, with feet of fire, standing with one foot on the sea and one foot on the earth, and seven beasts repres... more

Fall of Babylon from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 165

Fall of Babylon from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 165

Detail of a miniature of the Fall of Babylon, and the second and third angels. Image taken from f. 165 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

New Jerusalem from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 199

New Jerusalem from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 199

Miniature of John's vision of the New Jerusalem, with Christ in Majesty, illustrating Revelation 21:2. Image taken from f. 199 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Man playing the harp from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 52

Man playing the harp from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 52

Detail of an historiated initial 'E'(n) of a man playing the harp. Image taken from f. 52 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Christ and the Lamb from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 126

Christ and the Lamb from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 126

Detail of a miniature of the Adoration of the Lamb with Christ in Majesty, with Elders and angels worshipping him, and the four beasts from Ezekiel's vision, illustrating Revelation 5: 8-14. Image taken from f.... more

Door opened in Heaven from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 117v

Door opened in Heaven from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 117v

Full-page miniature of Christ enthroned with 24 Elders and, in the lower register, the door opened in Heaven, illustrating Revelation 4:2-9. Image taken from f. 117v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Well... more

The Lamb and worshippers from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 162v

The Lamb and worshippers from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 162v

Detail of a miniature of the Lamb on a mount, surrounded by worshippers, in illustration of Revelation 14:1. Image taken from f. 162v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Rider on a white horse from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 127

Rider on a white horse from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 127

Detail of a miniature of John witnessing the rider on a white horse, holding a bow and wearing a crown, illustrating Revelation 6:2. Image taken from f. 127 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocal... more

The woman and rainbow from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 152

The woman and rainbow from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 152

Detail of a miniature of a woman standing upon the moon, with a crown of twelve stars, standing before a rainbow issuing from a building, in illustration of Revelation 12: 1. Image taken from f. 152 of La lumie... more

Head of a man from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 7

Head of a man from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 7

Detail of an historiated initial 'L'(e disciple) with the head of a man, and several grotesque heads. Image taken from f. 7 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Angel and the serpent from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 194

Angel and the serpent from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 194

Detail of a miniature of John witnessing the angel binding the serpent, and casting him into the abyss, in illustration of Revelation 20:2-3. Image taken from f. 194 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Well... more

Earthquake and hiding kings from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 131

Earthquake and hiding kings from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 131

Detail of a miniature of John witnessing the opening of the sixth seal and unleashing a great earthquake, from which the kings and nobles of the earth hide in caves, in illustration of Revelation 6:11-15. Image... more

John and Son of Man from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 107

John and Son of Man from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 107

Detail of a miniature of John the Evangelist, with the Son of Man, holding a sword in his mouth, and seven tall candlesticks. Image taken from f. 107 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse').... more

God enthroned, the Lamb, and the multitudes from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 133v

God enthroned, the Lamb, and the multitudes from BL Royal 15 D II, f. ...

Miniature of God enthroned in a mandorla, with the Lamb and a book; in the upper register are the multitude, holding palm branches, in the lower register are rows of angels, in illustration of Revelation 7:9. I... more

Rider on a red horse from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 127v

Rider on a red horse from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 127v

Miniature of John witnessing the rider on a red horse, holding large sword, illustrating Revelation 6:4. Image taken from f. 127v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

The angel, John with a reed, and the altar from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 146v

The angel, John with a reed, and the altar from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 1...

Detail of a miniature of the angel speaking to John holding a reed; and the temple of God on the right with the worshippers inside, in illustration of Revelation 11: 1-2. Image taken from f. 146v of La lumiere ... more

John, worshippers and an angel from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 164

John, worshippers and an angel from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 164

Detail of a miniature of John and six worshippers in a building, being addressed by a flying angel. Image taken from f. 164 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Nine trumpets from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 188v

Nine trumpets from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 188v

Detail of a miniature of nine trumpets emerging from heaven. Image taken from f. 188v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Souls of martyrs from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 130

Souls of martyrs from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 130

Detail of a miniature of John witnessing the souls of the martyrs emerging from under the altar to be given white robes by the angel, illustrating Revelation 6:9-11. Image taken from f. 130 of La lumiere as lai... more

Heads of a man and a woman from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 118

Heads of a man and a woman from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 118

Historiated initial 'A'(pres) of a woman's head, at the beginning of Revelation 4, a foliate initial 'E'(stes), and an historiated initial 'C'(eo) of a man's head, with marginal extensions. Image taken from f. ... more

The beast and worshippers; Christ and worshippers from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 158

The beast and worshippers; Christ and worshippers from BL Royal 15 D I...

Detail of a miniature of the beast standing before twelve worshippers; in the other register, Christ being worshipped by six men, in illustration of Revelation 13: 4-5. Image taken from f. 158 of La lumiere as ... more

Christ and the Apostles from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 64v

Christ and the Apostles from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 64v

Detail of a miniature of Christ teaching the Apostles the Pater Noster. Image taken from f. 64v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

John, an angel, and the millstone from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 187v

John, an angel, and the millstone from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 187v

Detail of a miniature of an angel holding a stone, about to cast it into the sea, in illustration of Revelation 18:21. Image taken from f. 187v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Writt... more

Christ enthroned from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 197v

Christ enthroned from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 197v

Detail of a miniature of Christ enthroned in a mandorla, holding two books, with four naked souls of believers standing before him. Image taken from f. 197v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocal... more

False prophet and beast from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 193

False prophet and beast from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 193

Detail of a miniature of John witnessing the battle of the kings against the White Horseman and the Armies of Heaven, and the false prophet and the beast being captured by the angel and thrown into a lake of su... more

John, the angel and the Fall of Babylon from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 183

John, the angel and the Fall of Babylon from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 183

Detail of a miniature of John, the angel, evil spirits in the shapes of birds and fish, and the Fall of Babylon. Image taken from f. 183 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Inscription from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 215

Inscription from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 215

List of woods sales mentioning John, Viscount Welles's properties in the proximity of Well and Belleau. Image taken from f. 215 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

War in heaven from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 154v

War in heaven from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 154v

Detail of a miniature of a battle in heaven between angels and dragons, in illustration of Revelation 12: 7. Image taken from f. 154v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

John, the beast and the dragon from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 157v

John, the beast and the dragon from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 157v

Detail of a miniature of John witnessing the beast rising from the sea, with the dragon behind him, in illustration of Revelation 13: 1-2. Image taken from f. 157v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles... more

Historiated initial from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 163

Historiated initial from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 163

Detail of an historiated initial 'P'(ar) of a young man's head, with a partial bar border on a text page. Image taken from f. 163 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Seven angels with golden vials from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 170v

Seven angels with golden vials from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 170v

Detail of a miniature of the seven angels holding the golden vials, in illustration of Revelation 15:7. Image taken from f. 170v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

John and the seventh angel from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 176

John and the seventh angel from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 176

Detail of a miniature of John witnessing and seventh angel opening its vial of wrath, and a building damaged by an earthquake, illustrating Revelation 16:17. Image taken from f. 176 of La lumiere as lais; Apoca... more

Illuminated initial from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 11v

Illuminated initial from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 11v

Detail of an illuminated initial 'D'(es). Image taken from f. 11v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Historiated initial from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 6v

Historiated initial from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 6v

Historiated initial 'L' of the bust of a man, with illuminated initials 'M' and 'P'. Image taken from f. 6v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Disciple and master from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 8

Disciple and master from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 8

Detail of a miniature of a disciple standing before his seated master, with partial bar borders. Image taken from f. 8 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

List of books from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 211

List of books from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 211

List of books belonging to the Welles family, including the present manuscript, reading 'In primus a boke in France clakld pokelypse / A boke of knghte hode / A boke of Caunturbere tlase / A boke of Charlman / ... more

John, an angel and the Scarlet Woman from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 177v

John, an angel and the Scarlet Woman from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 177v

Detail of a miniature of John and an angel witnessing the Scarlet Woman dressed in finery, holding a golden cup and riding on the back of a seven-headed beast, in illustration of Revelation 17:3-4. Image taken ... more

Paul from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 104

Paul from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 104

Historiated initial 'S'(eint) of Paul seated, holding his sword, with a partial bar border, at the beginning of the Apocalypse. Image taken from f. 104 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'... more

Third angel sounding his trumpet from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 138

Third angel sounding his trumpet from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 138

Detail of a miniature of John witnessing the third angel sounding his trumpet, causing a great star, called Wormwood, to fall from the sky into the streams of the earth, resulting in the deaths of those who tas... more

The woman and dragon from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 153

The woman and dragon from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 153

Detail of a miniature of the woman in labour, lying in a bed, and a red dragon with seven heads and ten horns, in illustration of Revelation 12: 2-4. Image taken from f. 153 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (t... more

Sixth angel sounding his trumpet from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 142

Sixth angel sounding his trumpet from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 142

Detail of a miniature of the John witnessing the four-horned altar of God instructing the sixth angel to sound his trumpet and to release the four angels bound in the River Euphrates, in illustration of Revelat... more

Historiated initial from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 163

Historiated initial from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 163

Historiated initial 'P'(ar) of a young man's head, with a partial bar border on a text page. Image taken from f. 163 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Historiated initial from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 165v

Historiated initial from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 165v

Detail of an historiated intiial 'P'(ar) of a tonsured man's head, with a partial bar border, on a text page. Image taken from f. 165v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

White Horseman from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 191

White Horseman from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 191

Detail of a miniature of the White Horseman emerging from heaven, clothed in a robe of blood-red and wearing many crowns, and with a sword emerging from his mouth, followed by the armies of heaven, in illustrat... more

Seven angels with trumpets from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 136v

Seven angels with trumpets from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 136v

Detail of a miniature of seven angels with golden trumpets, as the first prepares to sound his trumpet, in illustration of Revelation 8:7. Image taken from f. 136v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles... more

Witnesses, candlesticks, and the false prophet from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 147v

Witnesses, candlesticks, and the false prophet from BL Royal 15 D II, ...

Detail of a miniature of the two witnesses standing before two olive trees and two candlesticks, and addressing the false prophet, in illustration of Revelation 11: 3-4. Image taken from f. 147v of La lumiere a... more

Paul from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 104

Paul from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 104

Detail of a historiated initial 'S'(eint) of Paul seated, holding his sword, with a partial bar border, at the beginning of the Apocalypse. Image taken from f. 104 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles... more

Christ and John from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 109v

Christ and John from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 109v

Miniature of Christ dictating to John. Image taken from f. 109v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Man's head from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 118

Man's head from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 118

Detail of an historiated initial 'C'(eo) of a man's head, with marginal extensions. Image taken from f. 118 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Head of a woman from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 7

Head of a woman from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 7

Detail of an historiated initial 'P'(ur) with the head of a woman, and a grotesque head. Image taken from f. 7 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Seventh angel sounding his trumpet from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 151

Seventh angel sounding his trumpet from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 151

Detail of a miniature of the John witnessing the sounding of the trumpet of the seventh angel, with the elders of the earth worshipping God, in illustration of Revelation 11: 15-17. Image taken from f. 151 of L... more

Christ enthroned and the New Jerusalem from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 199

Christ enthroned and the New Jerusalem from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 199

Detail of a miniature of Christ enthroned in a mandorla, with five worshippers standing before the New Jerusalem, in illustration of Revelation 21:2-5. Image taken from f. 199 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse ... more

God enthroned with angels from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 135v

God enthroned with angels from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 135v

Detail of a miniature of John witnessing God enthroned in a mandorla, surrounded by seven angels with trumpets and an angel with a censer, in illustration of Revelation 8:2. Image taken from f. 135v of La lumie... more

John, the angel and Babylon from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 184

John, the angel and Babylon from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 184

Detail of a miniature of the angel speaking to John, and five men with golden vessels emerging from Babylon. Image taken from f. 184 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Christ with the Lamb from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 124

Christ with the Lamb from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 124

Detail of a miniature of the Adoration of Christ in Majesty with the Lamb taking the Book, illustrating Revelation 5: 6-7. Image taken from f. 124 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Wr... more

Christ with the Lamb from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 124

Christ with the Lamb from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 124

Detail of a miniature of the Adoration of Christ in Majesty with the Lamb taking the Book, illustrating Revelation 5: 6-7. Image taken from f. 124 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Wr... more

The beast and the bodies of witnesses from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 149

The beast and the bodies of witnesses from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 149

Detail of a miniature of the two witnesses lying dead in a street and being consumed by the beast, with three men watching from a nearby building, in illustration of Revelation 11: 7-9. Image taken from f. 149 ... more

Woman's head from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 122v

Woman's head from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 122v

Detail of an historiated initial 'C'(eo.) of the head of a woman. Image taken from f. 122v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

John and representatives of the churches from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 106v

John and representatives of the churches from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 106...

Detail of a miniature of John the Evangelist, holding a martyr's palm, standing before a group of representatives of the various churches. Image taken from f. 106v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles... more

Disciple and master from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 8

Disciple and master from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 8

Miniature of a disciple standing before his seated master, with partial bar borders. Image taken from f. 8 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

Rider on a pale horse from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 129

Rider on a pale horse from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 129

Detail of a miniature of John witnessing the rider on a pale horse, named Death, holding a large sword, illustrating Revelation 6:8. Image taken from f. 129 of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocal... more

Fourth angel sounding his trumpet from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 139

Fourth angel sounding his trumpet from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 139

Miniature of John witnessing the fourth angel sounding his trumpet, causing the third part of the sun, the moon, and the stars to be darkened, with another angel holding a book, in illustration of Revelation 8:... more

Historiated initial from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 7v

Historiated initial from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 7v

Historiated initial 'O' of the bust of a man, with illuminated initials 'M'. Image taken from f. 7v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

John and angels from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 172

John and angels from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 172

Detail of a miniature of John with the seven angels and the golden vial, with three of the angels pouring out their vials, with two of them becoming blood, in illustration of Revelation 16:4. Image taken from f... more

Historiated initial from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 165v

Historiated initial from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 165v

Historiated intiial 'P'(ar) of a tonsured man's head, with a partial bar border, on a text page. Image taken from f. 165v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the 'Welles Apocalypse'). Written in French.

New Heaven and Earth from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 198v

New Heaven and Earth from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 198v

Detail of a miniature of John standing in witness before the revelation of the New Heaven and the New Earth, in illustration of Revelation 21:1. Image taken from f. 198v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (the '... more

Judges and souls from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 194v

Judges and souls from BL Royal 15 D II, f. 194v

Detail of a miniature of John witnessing two naked souls being brought in judgement before three seated judges, in illustration of Revelation 20:4. Image taken from f. 194v of La lumiere as lais; Apocalypse (th... more