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Title :

The Grail in Rylands MS French 1 and its sister manuscripts

Author :
STONES, Alison ;
Publication year :
1999
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Investigates images of the Holy Grail in the ca.1315 Lancelot-Graal manuscript, MS fr. 1, John Rylands University Library, Manchester, and its additional components (Amsterdam, Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica MS 1, and Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Douce 215). Compares them to images in the two sister manuscripts in the British Library (MS Add. 10292-10294 and Royal 14. E. III) which were made by the same team of scribes, decorators, and illuminators. Observes that, in general, the selection, placing, and treatment of the illustrations among the three copies are often similar, suggesting that they were produced at about the same time, in very similar circumstances, and shared common models. However, 'there are all kinds of variants in selection and detail so that no single pattern of superiority emerges, nor would it appear that the manuscripts stand in an overall dependency relationship to each other. They are not simply models and copies, any one of any other. Nor do they related in a consistent way either to earlier or to later versions of the Estoire and Queste illustrative tradition'. ;
Pagination/Size :
26 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 530-IV - 1400-1800 ;
French keywords :
Amsterdam (NLD), Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica ; Enluminure ; France ; Iconographie ; Iconographie chrétienne ; Lancelot-Graal ; London (GBR), British Library ; Manchester (GBR), University of Manchester, John Rylands University L ; Manuscrits ; MS fr. 1 (Lancelot-Graal) ; MS Add. 10292-10294 (Lancelot-Graal) ; MS Douce 215 (Lancelot-Graal) ; MS Roy. 14.E.III (Lancelot-Graal) ; MS 1 (Lancelot-Graal) ; Oxford (GBR), Oxford University, Bodleian Library ; Saint-Graal ; 1300-1400 ;
Descriptors :
Amsterdam (NLD), Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica ; Christian iconography ; France ; Holy Grail ; Iconography ; Lancelot-Graal ; London (GBR), British Library ; Manchester (GBR), University of Manchester, John Rylands University L ; Manuscript illumination ; Manuscripts ; MS fr. 1 (Lancelot-Graal) ; MS Add. 10292-10294 (Lancelot-Graal) ; MS Douce 215 (Lancelot-Graal) ; MS Roy. 14.E.III (Lancelot-Graal) ; MS 1 (Lancelot-Graal) ; Oxford (GBR), Oxford University, Bodleian Library ; 1300-1400 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Bulletin of the John Rylands University Library of Manchester, 1999, 81, 3, autumn
INIST identifier :
24899596 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0301-102X ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
John Rylands University Library of Manchester, Manchester
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;