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  • Record Number: 8370
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Naughton , Joan.
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  • Title: Books for a Dominican Nuns' Choir: Illustrated Liturgical Manuscripts at Saint-Louis de Poissy, c. 1330- 1350 [The author examines a group of six manuscripts made for the Dominican women's house at Poissy; the author argues that the group "reflect an established tradition for liturgical book production and illustration as supervised by the Dominicans in Paris at
  • Source: The Art of the Book: Its Place in Medieval Worship.  Edited by Margaret M. Manion and Bernard J. Muir.  University of Exeter Press, 1998.  Pages 67 - 100.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Breviaries Dominican Order Illumination of Manuscripts Liturgical Books Manuscripts Monasticism Poissy, Yvelines, France- Saint Louis, a Dominican Monastery for Nuns Women in Religion
  • Award Note:
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 14
  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; 1) London, British Library, Egerton MS 3037. Missal. 38 pages. 4.2% of pages have illustrations and borders.2) London, Private Collection. Breviary. 65 pages. 2.8% of pages have illustrations and borders. 3) Melbourne, State Library of Victoria, MS *096 1
  • Illustrations: Fifteen illustrations. From collections described in Primary Evidence unless otherwise described. Figure One Trinity Sunday. Gradual (Philadelphia, ff.162v-163). Figure Two Feast of the Translation of St Dominic. Breviary (London, Private Collection, ff. 367v- 368). Figure Three Feast of the Eleven Thousand Virgins. Breviary (Paris, MS 603, f. 378). Figure Four Feast of All Saints. Breviary (Paris, MS 603, f. 387). Figure Five Feast of St Louis. Breviary (London, Private Collection, f. 422). Figure Six Feast of St Dominic. Antiphonal (Melbourne, f. 294v). Figure Seven Feast of St Dominic. Gradual (Zurich, Schweizerisches Landesmuseum, MS LM 26117, f. 261v). Figure Eight Feast of the Translation of St Dominic. Breviary (Paris, MS 107, f. 388v.). Figure Nine Feast of St Dominic. Belleville Breviary (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS lat. 10484, f. 272). Figure Ten Feast of Corpus Christi. Missal (London, British Library, f. 127). Figure Eleven Feast of Corpus Christi. Breviary (Paris, MS 603, f. 93). Figure Twelve Feast of the Nativity. Breviary (Paris, MS 602, f. 122v). Figure Thirteen Feast of the Eleven Thousand Virgins. Breviary (London, Private Collection, f. 461). Figure Fourteen Psalm 97, Cantate Domino. Breviary (London, Private Collection, f. 58). Plate Three (In Color) Easter Sunday. Missal (London, British Library, f. 104).
  • Table: Four tables. Table One Illustration and decoration programs for the six manuscripts made for Poissy. The table notes historiated initials with borders, decorated initials and pen-flourished initials for various Church feasts and saints' days. Table Two Size and illustrations of the six manuscripts. Table Three Distribution of major embellishment devices in Dominican prototypal and Poissy graduals. Table Four Illustration of feasts in the six Poissy manuscripts. Gives very brief descriptions, i.e., "Bishop dedicates church." Includes only feasts illustrated in three or more books.
  • Abstract:
  • Author's Affiliation: University of Melbourne
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  • Year of Publication: 1998.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0859895661