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Virgin and Child from BL Royal 11 E XI, f. 10v

Virgin and Child from BL Royal 11 E XI, f. 10v

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Detail of a historiated initial 'S'(ub) of the Virgin and Child, at the beginning of a motet to the Virgin by Benedictus de Opitiis. Image taken from f. 10v of Motets. Written in Latin.

A collection of motets by a 'Magister Sampson', formerly believed to be bishop of Chichester 1536 and of Coventry and Lichfield 1543-1554, but now thought to be a composer from the Netherlands, and by Benedictus de Opitiis, preceded by a hymn in honour of Henry VIII, with musical notation. The choirbook was produced in 1516 by Petrus de Opitiis of Antwerp for King Henry VIII.

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1516
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British Library
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