The World's Largest Public Domain Media Search Engine

Apocalypse from BL Royal 19 D III, f. 596

description

Summary

Detail of one of three miniatures from Apocalypse. Image taken from f. 596 of Bible historiale, with various biblical books and saints lives (the early version) (Grand Bible historiale complétée à prologues). Written in French.

Bible Historiale was composed between 1291 and 1295 by priest and canon Guyart des Moulins, who added a prologue in 1297 announcing his recent election as dean of his canonial chapter at the collegial church of Saint Pierre d'Aire-sur-la-Lys. Describing his own role as translating and "ordering" the text, Guyart censored or omitted portions of the Bible that "should not, according to reason, be translated", rearranged materials "so that the laity might find them better ordered" and, on rare occasions, added further commentaries of his own or from other sources to produce the work known as the Bible Historiale. The work was copied in many manuscripts, of which more than a hundred survive, most of them richly illuminated, some with more than 300 miniatures, including La Bible historiale complétée (Proverbs - Revelation), France, Central (Paris?), Grand Bible historiale complétée à prologues, and more.

date_range

Date

1411
create

Source

British Library
copyright

Copyright info

Public Domain

Explore more

guyart des moulins
apocalypse
bl royal
d iii
manuscripts
medieval
bible
illustrated
miniature
medieval manuscript
french manuscripts
saints
middle ages
bible historiale