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Christ before Pilate from BL YT 3, f. 130

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Christ before Pilate from BL YT 3, f. 130

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Miniature of a bound Christ brought before Pilate, who is seated under a stone canopy and washing his hands in a basin, with a full foliate border and the arms of Dunois, at the beginning of Lauds of the Passion. Image taken from f. 130 of Book of Hours, Use of Rome ('The Dunois Hours'). Written in Latin, with a French calendar.

Henry Yates Thompson (1838-1928) was a British collector and philanthropist who assembled this remarkable collection over his lifetime. The collection is now housed at the British Library in London.

Henry Yates Thompson was born into a wealthy family in 1838. Thompson began collecting manuscripts and other items in the 1870s. His collection quickly gained recognition for its exceptional quality and breadth. He had a keen eye for illuminated manuscripts, which are manuscripts decorated with intricate illustrations and calligraphy. The collection has a particular emphasis on medieval manuscripts.

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1300 - 1500
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