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Holkham Picture Biblelocked

  • Jessica Savage

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Illuminated 14th-century English picture Bible (285×210mm; London, BL, Add. MS. 47682), with 231 tinted drawings executed in a wide range of muted colours. The text in the form of summary captions written in a Gothic textura rotunda script in Anglo-Norman French, is partly in verse and partly in prose (with some words in Latin and English). The style of script and decoration place the manuscript in London with a production date of ...

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