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Abstract

This Psalter was created in northeast France, a region considered Flanders at the time, during the third quarter of the thirteenth century. Little is known of its early provenance, although its series of historiated initials has been likened to those created in the "Mathurin" and "Wenceslas" ateliers of Paris. Two different litanies for the Use of Troyes were added in the sixteenth century, suggesting it was owned in that region by that time.

Hand note

Written in textura

Decoration Note

Eight historiated initials begin the major psalms (7-8 lines); decorated initials in gold against blue and rose grounds with white penwork mark the minor psalms (2 lines); smaller initials in alternating gold and blue with red and blue penwork used for versals (1 line); in added texts (fols. 244r-254v) initials simplified, either red or blue with no embellishments (1-2 lines); geometric line fillers throughout; rubrics in red; main text in black ink; added text in brown ink

Contributors

Principal cataloger: Randall, Lilian M.C.

Cataloger: Herbert, Lynley

Editor: Herbert, Lynley

Copy editor: Dibble, Charles

Contributor: Emery, Doug

Contributor: Noel, William

Contributor: Schuele, Allyson

Contributor: Tabritha, Ariel

Contributor: Toth, Michael B.

Contributor: Wiegand, Kimber

Conservator: Owen, Linda

Conservator: Quandt, Abigail

Bibliography

De Ricci, Seymour, and W. J. Wilson. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. Vol. 1. New York: H. W. Wilson Company, 1935; p. 770, cat. no. 84. Entry inadvertently repeated at p. 773, cat. no. 100.


Randall, Lilian M. C. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Walters Art Gallery. Vol. 1. France: 875-1420. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989; 71-72, cat. no. 30.


Bibliography

These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

Upper board outside

Back flyleaf i,r

Back flyleaf i,v

Lower board outside

Spine

Fore-edge

Head

Tail

Keywords
Psalter
Christian
Flemish
French
Historiated initial
Painting
Flanders
France
13th century
Devotion

Origin Place

Northeast France (French Flanders)

Date

Third quarter of the 13th century CE

Form

book

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Latin.

Provenance

Created in northeast France, in the region considered Flanders, third quarter of the thirteenth century

Date "1430" added on fol. 1r by unknown later owner

Owned in diocese of Troyes in sixteenth century, as indicated by addition at that time of litanies for use in that region

Leo S. Olschki, Florence, early twentieth century; his number in pencil on front pastedown "35402"

Henry Walters, Baltimore, purchased from Olschki between 1900 and 1931

Acquisition

Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters' bequest

<< return to search Psalter with added litanies W.43

Origin Place

Northeast France (French Flanders)

Date

Third quarter of the 13th century CE

Form

book

Language

The primary language in this manuscript is Latin.

Provenance

Created in northeast France, in the region considered Flanders, third quarter of the thirteenth century

Date "1430" added on fol. 1r by unknown later owner

Owned in diocese of Troyes in sixteenth century, as indicated by addition at that time of litanies for use in that region

Leo S. Olschki, Florence, early twentieth century; his number in pencil on front pastedown "35402"

Henry Walters, Baltimore, purchased from Olschki between 1900 and 1931

Acquisition

Walters Art Museum, 1931, by Henry Walters' bequest

Manuscript Overview

Abstract

This Psalter was created in northeast France, a region considered Flanders at the time, during the third quarter of the thirteenth century. Little is known of its early provenance, although its series of historiated initials has been likened to those created in the "Mathurin" and "Wenceslas" ateliers of Paris. Two different litanies for the Use of Troyes were added in the sixteenth century, suggesting it was owned in that region by that time.

Hand note

Written in textura

Decoration Note

Eight historiated initials begin the major psalms (7-8 lines); decorated initials in gold against blue and rose grounds with white penwork mark the minor psalms (2 lines); smaller initials in alternating gold and blue with red and blue penwork used for versals (1 line); in added texts (fols. 244r-254v) initials simplified, either red or blue with no embellishments (1-2 lines); geometric line fillers throughout; rubrics in red; main text in black ink; added text in brown ink

References

Contributors

Principal cataloger: Randall, Lilian M.C.

Cataloger: Herbert, Lynley

Editor: Herbert, Lynley

Copy editor: Dibble, Charles

Contributor: Emery, Doug

Contributor: Noel, William

Contributor: Schuele, Allyson

Contributor: Tabritha, Ariel

Contributor: Toth, Michael B.

Contributor: Wiegand, Kimber

Conservator: Owen, Linda

Conservator: Quandt, Abigail

Bibliography

De Ricci, Seymour, and W. J. Wilson. Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. Vol. 1. New York: H. W. Wilson Company, 1935; p. 770, cat. no. 84. Entry inadvertently repeated at p. 773, cat. no. 100.


Randall, Lilian M. C. Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Walters Art Gallery. Vol. 1. France: 875-1420. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989; 71-72, cat. no. 30.


Bindings & Oddities

Bibliography

These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

Upper board outside

Back flyleaf i,r

Back flyleaf i,v

Lower board outside

Spine

Fore-edge

Head

Tail

Keywords
Psalter
Christian
Flemish
French
Historiated initial
Painting
Flanders
France
13th century
Devotion
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