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Jerusalem from BL Eg 1070, f. 5

Jerusalem from BL Eg 1070, f. 5

Full-page miniature of Jerusalem and the Dome of the Rock Image taken from f. 5 of Book of Hours, Use of Paris ('The Hours of René d'Anjou'). Written in Latin, calendar and rubrics in French. The Egerton Manus... More

Creation from BL Harley 2803, f. 6v

Creation from BL Harley 2803, f. 6v

Detail of an historiated initial 'I'(n principio) with the Creation of light and the Creation of Eve, at the beginning of Genesis. Image taken from f. 6v of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), ... More

Creation from BL Harley 2803, f. 6v

Creation from BL Harley 2803, f. 6v

Detail of an historiated initial 'I'(n principio) with the Creation of light and the Creation of Eve, at the beginning of Genesis. Image taken from f. 6v of Bible (the 'Worms Bible') (index Frankenthal Bible), ... More

Knight attacking giant from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 126v

Knight attacking giant from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 126v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a knight with a sword attacking a giant with an axe. Image taken from f. 126v of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin. T... More

Man embracing woman from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 291

Man embracing woman from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 291

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a man embracing a woman outside the doorway of a long building. Image taken from f. 291 of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in... More

Virgin Mary and monk from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 228

Virgin Mary and monk from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 228

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of the Virgin Mary and a monk by an altar. Image taken from f. 228 of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin. The BL Royal Ma... More

Man working a machine from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 36v

Man working a machine from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 36v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a man sharpening a sword on a whetstone while two others watch. Image taken from f. 36v of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in... More

Antichrist from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 232v

Antichrist from BL Royal 20 D VI, f. 232v

Detail of an historiated initial 'V'(os) of the Antichrist killing the saints. Image taken from f. 232v of Lives of the Saints. Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal Co... More

Woman sets windmill alight from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 71

Woman sets windmill alight from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 71

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a woman setting a windmill on fire; the miller peeps out from his doorway. Image taken from f. 71 of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). ... More

Virgin Mary healing a man's leg from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 196v

Virgin Mary healing a man's leg from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 196v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of the Virgin Mary healing the leg of a man who has injured himself. Image taken from f. 196v of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written... More

Knight killing a wild man from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 74v

Knight killing a wild man from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 74v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a knight killing a wild man who has abducted a woman. Image taken from f. 74v of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin. T... More

Man leading a woman from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 140

Man leading a woman from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 140

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a man leading a woman to church. Image taken from f. 140 of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin. The BL Royal Manuscrip... More

Goat and men from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 8v

Goat and men from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 8v

Bas-de-page scene of a goat, a group of men, and a man with a stick. Image taken from f. 8v of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin. The BL Royal Manuscr... More

Three kings from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 258v

Three kings from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 258v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of three kings standing together, each holding a hawk. Image taken from f. 258v of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin. Th... More

Man embracing a woman from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 238

Man embracing a woman from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 238

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a man embracing a woman, as two other men look on. Image taken from f. 238 of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin. The ... More

Initial from "De Liggeren en andere historische archieven der Antwerpsche Sint-Lucasgilde onder zinspreuk: “Wt Ionsten Versaemt,” afgeschreven en bewerkt door Ph. Rambouts en Th. van Lerius ... Les Liggeren et autres archives historiques, etc"

Initial from "De Liggeren en andere historische archieven der Antwerps...

This image has been taken from scan 000184 from volume 01 of "De Liggeren en andere historische archieven der Antwerpsche Sint-Lucasgilde onder zinspreuk: “Wt Ionsten Versaemt,” afgeschreven en bewerkt door Ph.... More

Holy Spirit from BL King's 9, f. 276

Holy Spirit from BL King's 9, f. 276

Historiated initial 'D'(omine) with the dove of the Holy Spirit. Image taken from f. 276 of Devotional miscellany. Written in Latin, with two English rubrics.

initial from "Histoire d'Angleterre ... Nouvelle édition, augmentée de plus d'un tiers, et enrichie ... de gravures, etc"

initial from "Histoire d'Angleterre ... Nouvelle édition, augmentée ...

This image has been taken from scan 000370 from volume 01 of "Histoire d'Angleterre ... Nouvelle édition, augmentée de plus d'un tiers, et enrichie ... de gravures, etc". The title and subject terms of this i... More

initial from "[The Gallery of Geography, a pictorial and descriptive tour of the world.]"

initial from "[The Gallery of Geography, a pictorial and descriptive t...

This image has been taken from scan 000065 from "[The Gallery of Geography, a pictorial and descriptive tour of the world.]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by ... More

initial from "Storia della Cava, distinta in tre epoche"

initial from "Storia della Cava, distinta in tre epoche"

This image has been taken from scan 000144 from "Storia della Cava, distinta in tre epoche". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Library's fl... More

initial from "Storia della Cava, distinta in tre epoche"

initial from "Storia della Cava, distinta in tre epoche"

This image has been taken from scan 000020 from "Storia della Cava, distinta in tre epoche". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, created by users of the British Library's fl... More

initial from "[Charles O'Malley, the Irish Dragoon. Edited by Harry Lorrequer. [By C. J. L.]]"

initial from "[Charles O'Malley, the Irish Dragoon. Edited by Harry Lo...

This image has been taken from scan 000167 from "[Charles O'Malley, the Irish Dragoon. Edited by Harry Lorrequer. [By C. J. L.]]". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, create... More

John and Agnus Dei from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 295v

John and Agnus Dei from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 295v

Detail of an historiated initial 'B'(enedictus) with John the Baptist with the Agnus Dei standing on a hill, and Pharisees questioning him. Image taken from f. 295v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Writte... More

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 3052, f. 3

Zoomorphic initial from BL Harley 3052, f. 3

Zoomorphic initial 'I'(nter) of a standing dog (?) at the beginning of the first part of Gregory the Great's Moralia in Job. Image taken from f. 3 of Moralia in Job, books 1-9 (ff. 1v-113); Homiliae X ad monach... More

Decorated initial words from BL Add 27210, f. 55

Decorated initial words from BL Add 27210, f. 55

Initial words with gold letters and a band between the two text columns decorated with gold and foliation. Image taken from f. 55 of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Golden Haggadah''). Written in Hebrew.

Dedication from BL Harley 4385, f. 1

Dedication from BL Harley 4385, f. 1

Miniature of Henri de Ganchy presenting his translation to the French King, decorated initial 'A' and foliate borders. Image taken from f. 1 of Le gouvernement des roys et des princes (De regimine principum). W... More

Three monks singing from BL Stowe 12, f. 195

Three monks singing from BL Stowe 12, f. 195

Detail of an historiated initial 'C'(antate Domino), at the beginning of Psalm 97. Image taken from f. 195 of Breviary, Use of Sarum with Norwich variants ('The Stowe Breviary'). Written in Latin.

Knight and lady from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 103v

Knight and lady from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 103v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a knight and a lady. Image taken from f. 103v of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin. The BL Royal Manuscript Collectio... More

Virgin Mary from BL YT 13, f. 153

Virgin Mary from BL YT 13, f. 153

Bas-de-page scene of the Virgin Mary offering her breast to heal a leprous cleric, with an angel standing nearby, with a caption reading, ‘Cy n[ost]re dame sana un soen clerc leprous.’ Image taken from f. 153 o... More

Adoration of the Shepherds from BL Add 18197, ff. B-C, f. C

Adoration of the Shepherds from BL Add 18197, ff. B-C, f. C

Historiated initial 'P' with foliage and trompe l'oeil jewels, of the Adoration of the Shepherds. Image taken from f. C of Cuttings from a choir book. Written in Latin.

Coronation of Foulques from BL YT 12, f. 82v

Coronation of Foulques from BL YT 12, f. 82v

Detail of an historiated initial 'B' of the crowning and anointing of Foulques. Image taken from f. 82v of Histoire d'Outremer, continued to 1232. Written in French. Henry Yates Thompson (1838-1928) was a Brit... More

Foliate initial from BL Royal 12 C V, f. 4

Foliate initial from BL Royal 12 C V, f. 4

Foliate initail 'P'(rime) with a full border, at the beginning of the preface, with the ownership inscriptions of Humphrey Lloyd and John Lumley. Image taken from f. 4 of Libellus geomancie (Book of Astrologica... More

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Or 2737, f. 28v

Decorated initial-word panels from BL Or 2737, f. 28v

Decorated initial-word panels, ~Mah~ (how, Psalm 116:12) and ~Hallelu~ (praise, Psalm 117), in the second part of the Hallel. Image taken from f. 28v of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Hispano-Moresque Haggadah'). ... More

Detail from BL Lansdowne 383, f. 35v

Detail from BL Lansdowne 383, f. 35v

Detail of illuminated initial. Image taken from f. 35v of Psalter (the 'Shaftesbury Psalter') with calendar and prayers. Written in Latin.

Damsel of Hungerford with Arthur and Guinevere from BL Royal 20 D IV, f. 102v

Damsel of Hungerford with Arthur and Guinevere from BL Royal 20 D IV, ...

Detail of a miniature of the Damsel of Hungerford with Arthur and Guinevere, with an illuminated initial overpainted with the arms of Bohun. Image taken from f. 102v of Lancelot du Lac. The BL Royal Manuscript... More

Nehemiah from BL Royal 1 D I, f. 199

Nehemiah from BL Royal 1 D I, f. 199

Detail of a historiated initial 'V'(erba) of Nehemiah giving a cup to Artaxerxes, at the beginning of Nehemiah. Image taken from f. 199 of Bible, with the Interpretation of Hebrew names (The 'Bible of William o... More

Border from BL Eg 3781, f. 1v - Public domain medieval manuscript

Border from BL Eg 3781, f. 1v - Public domain medieval manuscript

A full-page border of ivy leaves and ~bas-de-page~ roundels with a grasshopper, cranefly, beetle, and moth. Image taken from f. 1v of A leaf from a prose treatise on the Seven Vices (index Cocharelli Treatise)... More

Detail from BL Harley 3647, f. 63

Detail from BL Harley 3647, f. 63

Detail of a historiated initial 'S'(cito) with a man teaching and pointing up to sun and moon, at the beginning of Messahala, 'Astrolabium' (translated by John of Seville). Image taken from f. 63 of Astronomica... More

Three clerics singing from BL Arundel 83, f. 63v

Three clerics singing from BL Arundel 83, f. 63v

Detail of an historiated initial for Psalm 95 ("Cantate Domino canticum novum") from the Howard Psalter (Arundel 83 I). Inside the initial 'C', three clerics sing from a scroll draped over a lectern the motet... More

Esther and Haman from BL YT 22, f. 149v

Esther and Haman from BL YT 22, f. 149v

Historiated initial 'I'(n) of Esther and a hanged Haman, in the Bible. Image taken from f. 149v of Bible ('The Brantwood Bible'). Written in Latin. Henry Yates Thompson (1838-1928) was a British collector and ... More

Micrography from BL Add 21160, f. 181v

Micrography from BL Add 21160, f. 181v

Micrography of a rider holding a falcon escorted by a dog on folio 181v, at Leviticus 26. Image taken from f. 181v of Pentateuch with Targum Onkelos (ff. 1-273), ~Haftarot~ (ff. 274-297v), and Five Scrolls (~H... More

Henry VI from BL Harley 5233, f. 289v

Henry VI from BL Harley 5233, f. 289v

Historiated initial 'A' with Henry VI, combined with a full foliate bar border, at the beginning of his statutes. Image taken from f. 289v of Nova Statuta (index Statuta Angliae, Statute book, Statutes of Engla... More

Ezra-Nehemiah from BL Harley 5711, f. 286v

Ezra-Nehemiah from BL Harley 5711, f. 286v

Decorated initial-word panel ~U-vi-shnat~ (and in the year of) accompanied with a foliate border inhabited by hybrids, at the beginning of Ezra-Nehemiah. Image taken from f. 286v of Bible with ~masorah magna~ a... More

Virgin Mary from BL YT 13, f. 152

Virgin Mary from BL YT 13, f. 152

Bas-de-page scene of the Virgin Mary rescuing the monk whom the devil had tried to drown, with a caption reading, ‘Cy resuscite n[ost]re dame le moyne noye de mort a vye. Image taken from f. 152 of Book of Hour... More

Historiated initial and decorated border from BL Harley 1275, f. 1

Historiated initial and decorated border from BL Harley 1275, f. 1

Historiated initial 'M'(ultorum) with a ?clerk and a king playing chess, combined with a full border on unpainted ground with flowers, acanthus leaves, birds including a peacock and an owl, and angels holding a... More

Paul from BL Royal 1 E V, f. 5 - Public domain medieval manuscript

Paul from BL Royal 1 E V, f. 5 - Public domain medieval manuscript

Detail of a miniature of Paul writing an epistle, with a messenger waiting to carry it for him, and with John Colet, kneeling, with the full border including flowers, insects and a peacock, and a foliate initia... More

Calligraphic initial from BL Harley 3885, f. 4

Calligraphic initial from BL Harley 3885, f. 4

Calligraphic initial 'D'(o). Image taken from f. 4 of Alphabet book, with English or Latin phrases. Written in English with some Latin. The "BL Harley Manuscript" refers to a collection of medieval manuscript... More

Virgin Mary from BL YT 13, f. 156

Virgin Mary from BL YT 13, f. 156

Bas-de-page scene of the Virgin Mary healing and attaching the severed limb of a woodsman who had chopped off his own leg, with a caption reading, ‘Cy un laborer decoupa sa iaumbe et n[ost]re dame le ioint ense... More

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2365, f. 65v

Decorated initial from BL Harley 2365, f. 65v

Decorated initial 'A'(nima) combined with a full foliate bar border at the beginning of book 3. Image taken from f. 65v of Elucidarium. Written in Latin. The "BL Harley Manuscript" refers to a collection of me... More

Michael from BL Add 39636, ff. 4, 9, 15-16, 19-27, 33-58, f. 53

Michael from BL Add 39636, ff. 4, 9, 15-16, 19-27, 33-58, f. 53

Historiated initial 'B' with Michael trampling the devil and weighing souls, measuring 165 x 165 mm. On the reverse, two four-line staves, musical notation and partial text 'crisi / rum alle'. Image taken from ... More

Harrowing of Hell from BL Arundel 157, f. 110

Harrowing of Hell from BL Arundel 157, f. 110

Miniature of the Harrowing of Hell and the Holy Women at the Tomb. Image taken from f. 110 of Psalter, including a calendar (ff. 13-18v). Written in Latin. The Arundel Manuscript Collection was amassed by the ... More

Inhabited initial from BL Royal 12 G XIV, f. 6

Inhabited initial from BL Royal 12 G XIV, f. 6

Detail of an inhabited initial 'P'(rimum) with human figures and animals, at the beginning of Book 1. Image taken from f. 6 of De universo seu De rerum naturis. Written in Latin. The BL Royal Manuscript Collec... More

Thomas Aquinas from BL Harley 916, f. 1

Thomas Aquinas from BL Harley 916, f. 1

Historiated puzzle initial 'D'(eus) with Thomas Aquinas. Image taken from f. 1 of Life of Thomas Aquinas. Written in Latin. The "BL Harley Manuscript" refers to a collection of medieval manuscripts held in the... More

Flagellation of Christ from BL Eg 2781, f. 146v

Flagellation of Christ from BL Eg 2781, f. 146v

Historiated initial with the Flagellation of Christ. Image taken from f. 146v of Book of Hours, Use of Sarum (The 'Neville of Hornby Hours'). Written in Latin and French. The Egerton Manuscript Collection is n... More

Henry VI from BL Hargrave 274, f. 204v

Henry VI from BL Hargrave 274, f. 204v

Detail of an historiated initial 'A' with Henry VI surrounded by angels. Image taken from f. 204v of Nova Statuta (index Statutes of England, Statuta Angliae), 1 Edward III to 3 Henry VII (ff. 50-350v), precede... More

Baldwin IV from BL YT 12, f. 152v

Baldwin IV from BL YT 12, f. 152v

Detail of an historiated initial 'M'(ot) of a group of boys with bleeding arms; they include Baldwin IV, who was found to have leprosy. Image taken from f. 152v of Histoire d'Outremer, continued to 1232. Writte... More

Benei Braq from BL Or 1404, f. 9v

Benei Braq from BL Or 1404, f. 9v

Three initial-word panels with gold letters, white vine, and foliate mitofs; in the outer margin, an elderly man seated holding an open book perhaps representing one of the five rabbis at Benei Braq. Image take... More

Immaculate Conception and Henry VII from BL Royal 2 A XIX, f. 2

Immaculate Conception and Henry VII from BL Royal 2 A XIX, f. 2

Miniature of the Immaculate Conception and of Henry VII kneeling, with a trompe l'oeil border, and an illuminated large initial with the royal coat of arms. Image taken from f. 2 of Proper of the Mass for the I... More

Annunciation to the Shepherds from BL Stowe 24, f. 54v

Annunciation to the Shepherds from BL Stowe 24, f. 54v

Miniature of the Annunciation to the Shepherds, and full foliate borders, at the beginning of Terce in the Hours of the Virgin. Image taken from f. 54v of Book of Hours, Use of Rome. Written in Latin, calendar ... More

Bishop from BL Lansdowne 451, f. 136v

Bishop from BL Lansdowne 451, f. 136v

Detail of historiated initial 'O'(rdo) with a bishop moving a saint's relics to a niche in an altar, in the service for placing relics in an altar. Image taken from f. 136v of Pontifical; Tabula. Written in Latin.

Le Jouvencel reviewing his prisoners from BL Royal 16 F I, f. 173v

Le Jouvencel reviewing his prisoners from BL Royal 16 F I, f. 173v

Miniature of Le Jouvencel with prisoners above the framed initial 'A'[pres] with red and white roses. Image taken from f. 173v of Le Jouvencel (index Jennencel), imperfect at end. Written in French. The BL Roy... More

Bitter herb from BL Or 2884, f. 52

Bitter herb from BL Or 2884, f. 52

Painted initial-word panel, ~maror~ (bitter herb). In the outer margin, a miniature depicting a man holding the ~maror~, another miniature of a giant leaf embedded into the text representing the ~maror~. Image ... More

Jeremiah from BL Add 9405, f. 12

Jeremiah from BL Add 9405, f. 12

Historiated initial word at the beginning of the Book of Lamentations: Jeremiah seated on a small stool with an open book in front of him. In the left side of the initial word, in the inner margin, there are va... More

Panther from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 109

Panther from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 109

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a multi-coloured panther, with a lion, a deer, and other animals inhaling the odour from his mouth. Image taken from f. 109 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Lat... More

Historiated initial from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 233v

Historiated initial from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 233v

Detail of an historiated initial 'D'(ixit) of the Trinity, containing the Father and the Son holding spheres and the Holy Dove descending down between them. Image taken from f. 233v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary ... More

Bat from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 92

Bat from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 92

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of two men on either side of a flying bat. Image taken from f. 92 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions. The BL Royal Manuscript Coll... More

Knight and Saracen from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 149v

Knight and Saracen from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 149v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a Saracen carrying off a lady, pursued by an armoured knight. Image taken from f. 149v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions. The ... More

Capricorn from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 83

Capricorn from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 83

Detail of a miniature of goatherds and goats (for the zodiac sign Capricorn), from a calendar page for December. Image taken from f. 83 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image... More

Dragons from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 180v

Dragons from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 180v

Detail of a bas de page scene of two dragons fighting, with an inhabited initial 'V'(oce). Image taken from f. 180v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions. The BL R... More

Siren and grotesque from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 135v

Siren and grotesque from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 135v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a siren with a shield and lance spearing a grotesque hybrid (half-man, half-horse) with a shield and sword. Image taken from f. 135v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Writt... More

Monks and nuns from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 176v

Monks and nuns from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 176v

Bas-de-page scene of a monk, a friar and two nuns in a row, their hands connected by ribbons. Image taken from f. 176v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions. The B... More

Fiery Furnace from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 294

Fiery Furnace from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 294

Detail of an historiated initial 'B' of three children in the fiery furnace. Image taken from f. 294 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions. The BL Royal Manuscript... More

Marius the Younger from BL Royal 20 D I, f. 347v

Marius the Younger from BL Royal 20 D I, f. 347v

Bas-de-page miniature of the death of Marius the Younger. Image taken from f. 347v of Histoire ancienne jusqu'à César, part 3 of the second redaction. Written in French. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, als... More

Inhabited foliate border from BL Or 5024, f. 56

Inhabited foliate border from BL Or 5024, f. 56

Detail of a page: decorated initial-word panel accompanied with a partial foliate border coming out of the mouths of two lion heads. Image taken from f. 56 of Decisions of Isaiah of Trani the Younger (~Pisqei R... More

Lighting of the Hanukkah lamp from BL Add 26968, f. 101

Lighting of the Hanukkah lamp from BL Add 26968, f. 101

Initial-word panel decorated with pen-flourishing. Framed marginal illustration of a man lighting the Hanukkah lamp with a congregation behind him. Image taken from f. 101 of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for th... More

Neilah from BL Add 26968, f. 287

Neilah from BL Add 26968, f. 287

Drawing of two closed gates flanking a tower above the initial words, at the ~Neilah~ prayer. Image taken from f. 287 of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 26968, f. 9

Decorated initial-word panel from BL Add 26968, f. 9

Initial-word panel ~le-menatzeah~ (for the conductor) decorated with elaborate pen-flourishing spreading to the margins, at the beginning of Psalm 19. Image taken from f. 9 of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for t... More

David from BL Harley 2946, f. 181

David from BL Harley 2946, f. 181

Detail of historiated initial 'B'(eatus)with David harping at the beginning of the Psalms. Image taken from f. 181 of Breviary, Use of Sarum, including a Psalter with a litany (ff. 181-243v). Written in Latin a... More

Wheel of Fortune from BL Royal 18 D II, f. 30v

Wheel of Fortune from BL Royal 18 D II, f. 30v

Detail of a miniature of the Wheel of Fortune with a king on the top, with a partial border and a foliate initial 'T'(henvyons), at the beginning of book 2. Image taken from f. 30v of Troy Book (ff. 6-146); Sie... More

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 13v

Initial-word panel and full border from BL Or 2626, f. 13v

Initial-word panel with penwork decoration and full floral and penwork border. Image taken from f. 13v of Bible (the 'Lisbon Bible') with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~: the Pentateuch. Written in Hebrew.

Red rose from BL Royal 11 E XI, f. 11v

Red rose from BL Royal 11 E XI, f. 11v

Detail of an illuminated initial 'Q'(uam) with a red rose and a butterfly. Image taken from f. 11v of Motets. Written in Latin. The BL Royal Manuscript Collection, also known as the Royal Collection, consists ... More

Decorated initial from BL Harley 1775, f. 16

Decorated initial from BL Harley 1775, f. 16

Decorated initial at the beginning of Matthew. Image taken from f. 16 of Four Gospels (the 'Harley Gospels', or 'Codex Harleianus'). Written in Latin. The "BL Harley Manuscript" refers to a collection of medie... More

Compendium on Osaka Publications (A Book of Reproductions of Osaka Prints and Text)

Compendium on Osaka Publications (A Book of Reproductions of Osaka Pri...

Public domain photo of Japanese woodblock print, Ukiyo-e, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Illustrated book, Japan, Edo period

Illustrated book, Japan, Edo period

After Kano Tan'yū (Japanese, 1602–1672) Edo period (1615–1868)

Illustrated book, Japan, Edo period

Illustrated book, Japan, Edo period

Public domain photo of Japanese woodblock print, Ukiyo-e, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Buddhist Figures and Their Attributes

Buddhist Figures and Their Attributes

Picryl description: Public domain photo of antique sculpture, free to use, no copyright restrictions image.

Picture Book of New Designs for the Various Crafts (Shōshoku ehon Katsushika shin hinagata)

Picture Book of New Designs for the Various Crafts (Shōshoku ehon Kats...

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Illustrations of Various Professions (Shoshoku e-zukushi)

Illustrations of Various Professions (Shoshoku e-zukushi)

Hishikawa Moronobu (Japanese, died 1694) Edo period (1615–1868) Public domain photograph of Japanese woodblock print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

A Compendium of Model Gardens (Tsukiyama no zu niwa zukushi; Yokei tsukuri niwa no zu)

A Compendium of Model Gardens (Tsukiyama no zu niwa zukushi; Yokei tsu...

Hishikawa Moronobu (Japanese, died 1694) Edo period (1615–1868) Public domain photograph of Japanese woodblock print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Hishikawa Moronobu - The Tale of Bunshō (Bunshō monogatari)

Hishikawa Moronobu - The Tale of Bunshō (Bunshō monogatari)

Hishikawa Moronobu (Japanese, died 1694) Edo period (1615–1868)

A Picture Book Mirror of Various Occupations (Wakoku shoshoku ezukushi)

A Picture Book Mirror of Various Occupations (Wakoku shoshoku ezukushi...

Hishikawa Moronobu (Japanese, died 1694) Edo period (1615–1868) Public domain image of Japan during the Edo period, Japanese history, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Chinese Ten Bamboo Studio, Qing Dynasty

Chinese Ten Bamboo Studio, Qing Dynasty

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong period (1736–95) Public domain scan of 18th-century print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

The Moving Brush in "Rough" Painting (Unpitsu soga)

The Moving Brush in "Rough" Painting (Unpitsu soga)

Tachibana Morikuni (Japanese, 1679–1748) Edo period (1615–1868)

Collected Manual of Paintings (Gahon zuhen)

Collected Manual of Paintings (Gahon zuhen)

Hanabusa Ippō (Japanese, 1691–1760) Edo period (1615–1868) Public domain image of Japan during the Edo period, Japanese history, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

Eight Views of Edo, Utagawa Toyohiro

Eight Views of Edo, Utagawa Toyohiro

Utagawa Toyohiro (Japanese, 1763–1828) Edo period (1615–1868) Public domain scan of Japanese woodblock print, Ukiyo-e, of Edo period, Tokugawa rule, 18th-19th century, free to use, no copyright restrictions im... More

『錦百人一首東織』|Eastern Brocade of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets

『錦百人一首東織』|Eastern Brocade of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets

Picryl description: Public domain photo of Japanese painting, free to use art, no copyright restrictions image.

One Hundred Monsters Ancient and Modern (Hyakki shūi)

One Hundred Monsters Ancient and Modern (Hyakki shūi)

Picryl description: Public domain photo of Japanese painting, free to use art, no copyright restrictions image.

The Young God Ebisu (Waka ebisu), Kitagawa Utamaro

The Young God Ebisu (Waka ebisu), Kitagawa Utamaro

Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, 1753?–1806) Edo period (1615–1868) Public domain photograph of Japanese woodblock print, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description

How to Draw Figures Simply (Jinbutsu ryakugashiki)

How to Draw Figures Simply (Jinbutsu ryakugashiki)

Kuwagata Keisai (Japanese, 1764–1824) Edo period (1615–1868)

The Thirty-six Immortals of Haikai Verse (Haikai sanjūrokkasen)

The Thirty-six Immortals of Haikai Verse (Haikai sanjūrokkasen)

Yosa Buson (Japanese, 1716–1783) Edo period (1615–1868)

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