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The Egerton Genesis

Author: Mary Coker Joslin; Carolyn Coker Joslin Watson; Michiel van der Borch
Publisher: London : British Library and University of Toronto Press, 2001.
Series: British Library studies in medieval culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Egerton Genesis" is a pictorial narrative of the biblical Genesis. It was commissioned in the 14th century for the entertainment of a middle-class patron. Questions of date, purpose and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Picture Bibles
Illustrations
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Joslin, Mary Coker, 1922-
Egerton Genesis.
London : British Library and University of Toronto Press, 2001
(OCoLC)605168094
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Coker Joslin; Carolyn Coker Joslin Watson; Michiel van der Borch
ISBN: 0712346481 9780712346481 0802047580 9780802047588
OCLC Number: 47200366
Notes: Includes color reproductions of all preserved pages of the 14th-cent. pictorial codex BL Egerton 1894, also transcription and translation from Anglo-Norman into English of its textual component.
Author(s) ascribe the artwork to Michiel van der Borch.
Description: xxvii, 312 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: The Puzzle --
Provenance --
History of Scholarship --
Bible Picture Books --
Methods, Objectives, and Qualifications for this Study --
Description of the Manuscript, Textual Sources --
The Manuscript --
Codicology --
Working practices and stages of completion of the work --
Palaeography --
Penwork flourishes --
Mise-en-page: inscriptions --
Textual Sources --
Iconography: Description of Miniatures and Commentary --
Miniatures and Commentary --
Plates --
Parallels with Medieval Drama --
Old Testament Procession and Self-Introduction --
Pastoral Images --
Abraham as Pilgrim --
Gilded or Silvered Face and Hands of the Deity --
The Angry Character Who Strikes a Weaker Figure --
Angels in Feathered Suits --
Other Costumes and Possible Stage Properties --
The fool-vice --
Costumes and personae --
Stage properties --
Style --
Line and Three-Dimensional form --
Illusionistic Effects in the Treatment of the Human Figure --
Expression --
Space --
Architecture --
Landscape --
Clothing and Armour --
Systems of Drapery Folds --
Colour --
Inkblot Transfers --
Origins, Identity, Early Work, and Career of the Artist --
Flemish Manuscripts with Illumination by Michiel Van Der Borch --
Rijmbijbel, The Hague, Museum van het boek/ Rijksmuseum Meermanno-Westreenianum, MS 10 B 21 --
The Hague, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, MS 135 E 15, a psalter --
Baltimore, Walters Art Gallery, MS W. 82, a psalter-hours --
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MSS Douce 5-6, a psalter --
Copenhagen, Kongelige Bibliotek, Gammel kongelig Samling, MS 3384,80, a psalter.
Series Title: British Library studies in medieval culture.
Responsibility: Mary Coker Joslin and Carolyn Coker Joslin Watson.
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