The Art of Illuminating As Practised in Europe from the Earliest Times (page 1/13)

[picture: book cover]

Title: The Art of Illuminating As Practised in Europe from the Earliest Times

Author: Tymms, W. R.

Date: 1860

Total items: 132

Out of copyright (called public domain in the USA), hence royalty-free for all purposes usage credit requested, or as marked.

Some sample images

[picture: Saint with book]

Saint with book

A 14th century drawing of a saint (I think) or martry, with a book in one hand. [more...] [$]

[picture: Plate 74.---Fifteenth Century No. 4 (two of 2)]

Plate 74.—Fifteenth Century No. 4 (two of 2)

“[...] a series of bold initials from detached fragments in the South Kensington Museum.” (p. 103) [more...] [$]

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Images scanned from The Art of Illuminating As Practised in Europe from the Earliest Times by W. R. Tymms, with an Essay and Instructions by M. D. Wyatt, Architect. London. Published April 2nd 1860 by Day and Son, Lithographers to the Queen.

There are 100 full colour plates in the book done in chromolithography, as well as a chromolithographed title page. I have only scanned a few because my scanner damages the binding. The text is by Matthew Digby Wyatt and the images appear to have been made by W. R. Tymms (and not Symms, as this page used to say).

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