The Psalter of Robert de Lisle in the British Library
One of the major examples of 14th-century English illumination, the Psalter of Robert de Lisle is among the outstanding treasures in the British Library. The new paperback edition includes the complete illustration cycle reproduced in colour, each miniature being accompanied by the same detailed introductory text as in the original edition. The illustrations are preceded by a compre- hensive introduction treating the style and iconography of the miniatures in the context of contemporary English painting, analysing the pictorial and textual components of the unusual and elaborate moral and theological dia- grams, and offering conclusions about patronage, date and provenance. An appendix provides a handlist of more than thirty manuscripts containing the same group of diagrams, known as the Speculum theologie, with a group of additional copies research since the first edition. This edition also has a new preface and postscript which evaluate recent research bearing on the manuscript, as well as an updated bibliography. 'The Psalter is one of the masterpieces of English Gothic Illumination from the first half of the four- teenth century ... Sandler's book is a welcome contribution to the Literature.'
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14th century Ages Alanus Articles of Faith artist Arundel Ascension Bibl Bibliotheque British Library calendar Cambridge Catalogue Cherub Christ in Majesty colour Commandments composition containing Crucifixion Eight Beatitudes examples figures Folio fourteenth century frame gestures Gorleston Psalter Gothic Handlist in Appendix Hours of Jeanne Howard Psalter I'Arsenal Illuminated Manuscripts illustration inscriptions Jean Pucelle Johannes Metensis John Peckham Lisle Psalter London Lord Madonna and Child Madonna Master Majesty Master medallions medieval miniatures Miscellany motifs narrative cycle Ormesby Psalter Oxford Painting Paris Passion Pentecost Peter of Poitiers Peterborough Psalter pictorial Pilate Plate Psalter of Robert Queen Mary Psalter Robert de Lisle Sandler Saxl Sedilia Seven Acts Speculum theologie Sphere Table theological diagrams Three Dead Three Living Tower of Wisdom treatise Tree of Vices Tree of Virtues Tree of Wisdom Twelve Articles verso Virgin Westminster Abbey Wheel of Opposites Wheel of Sevens