Book of Hours, Rosenwald MS. 10 (page 1/3)

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[picture: Front Cover]

Some page images and details taken from a mediæval Latin Book of Hours in the Rosenwald collection at the Library of Congress in America. The manuscript was once believed to have been written and decorated by Geoffroy Tory.

The pages were scanned at the Library of Congress and are online there as Ms. Library of Congress. Rosenwald ms. 10

There are 113 leaves in the manuscript, which is written on parchment approximately 24cm high (10 inches or so).

In some cases I have digitally enlarged the images so that you can use them in print projects; this makes the larger images be slightly fuzzy.

Title: Book of Hours, Rosenwald MS. 10

Author: Tory, Geoffroy

Published by: The Roman Catholic Church

City: Touraine

Date: 1533

Total items: 18

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: Painted miniature: a writer, with a castle in the background]

Painted miniature: a writer, with a castle in the background

I suspect this is a complex emblem painting. A man with long curly hair sits barefoot on the grass, wearing a blue robe and with a red and gold cloak on his lap. He gazes heavenward for inspiration, pen poised in one hand and book in his lap. A bird stands to his left, and in his background is a castle on a cliff, overlooking the shore. An angel [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Ornate blue and gold full-page border]

Ornate blue and gold full-page border

A sumptuous and ornate medieval hand-drawn full-page frame or cartouch from this early sixteenth-century book of hours. Gem-encrusted golden vases and styilized leaves are on a solid blue background. I have left the background cream-coloured like the original vellum. Changing the blue to a purple or red will also look very splended and [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Miniature painting of a woman reading a music book]

Miniature painting of a woman reading a music book

A Mediæval (OK, Medieval in America) miniature painting taken from a Latin book of hours. The picture shows a richly-dressed woman reading from a book, seemingly of music; she also holds a peacock feather, presumably to signify that she is of noble birth. [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Letter ``I'' from 16th century book of hours]

Letter “I” from 16th century book of hours

The letter I painted in red and gold used as a decorative initial. This is what in calligraphy today is called a built-up letter, made with multiple pen or brush strokes. However, it was then gilded with gold. [more...] [$]

[picture: Letter ``I'' from 16th century book of hours]

Letter “I” from 16th century book of hours

The letter I painted in blue and gold used as a decorative initial.

This image was on image 15 of the Library of Congress page images. [$]


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Some page images and details taken from a mediæval Latin Book of Hours in the Rosenwald collection at the Library of Congress in America. The manuscript was once believed to have been written and decorated by Geoffroy Tory.

The pages were scanned at the Library of Congress and are online there as Ms. Library of Congress. Rosenwald ms. 10

There are 113 leaves in the manuscript, which is written on parchment approximately 24cm high (10 inches or so).

In some cases I have digitally enlarged the images so that you can use them in print projects; this makes the larger images be slightly fuzzy.


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