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: Miniature: Garden of Gethsemanu]

Miniature: Garden of Gethsemanu

The disciples of Jesus sleep while Jesus prays, “let this cup be taken from me,” although since they were asleep no-one actually heard his prayer. The disciples are depicted as caucasian men with bare feet and halos, and the identity of the scene is confirmed by the small symbolic cup [...] [more...] [$]

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

Letter “S” from 16th century book of hours

The letter S painted in blue and gold used as a decorative initial. More precisely there’s gold leaf on a blue background. [more...] [$]

[picture: Miniature painting of a scribe writing at a desk]

Miniature painting of a scribe writing at a desk

A Mediæval (OK, Medieval in America) miniature painting taken from a Latin book of hours. A bearded scribe uses a quill pen to write in a book that rests on a wooden writing desk. He wears a blue gown and a red hood. In the background a winged angel wearing green sits clutching a large red book. Arched windows in [...] [more...] [$]

[picture: Miniature painting of a portrait artist with easel]

Miniature painting of a portrait artist with easel

A Mediæval (OK, Medieval in America) miniature painting taken from a Latin book of hours. The artist is wearing a red gown and a blue hood and stole or scarf. He is painting a woman, holding his brush up against the canvas—or against the wood on which he paints—which is held upright on an easel. He holds a pallette in his left hand. Behind the easel [...] [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...] [$]


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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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