illuminated manuscripts

Richmond, Virginia – Several rare, historic pieces are being brought to auction for the first time by Old World Auctions in their Sale #181, ending on February 10.
For archeologists working at Oxburgh Hall, a fifteenth-century manor in Norfolk, England, lockdown has given them the opportunity to delve a little deeper into their work.
Nearly everyone familiar with the world of rare books has heard of the Book of Hours, the so-called bestseller of the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance. However, few people, except specialist…
Balthazar: A Black African King in Medieval and Renaissance Art examines how representations in European art of Balthazar as a Black African coincided with the increased interaction between Europe…
Denmark and Iceland are rekindling a decades-old conflict over an invaluable collection of manuscripts.
Including both printed and illuminated masterpieces, Blurring the Line: Manuscripts in the Age of Print (on view from August 6 through October 27, 2019 at the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center…
Monsters exert a timeless fascination, and have often been used as a metaphor for the strange, different, extraordinary and appalling.
Uncover the rich history of illuminated manuscripts and the often bizarre images that filled the margins of medieval books.