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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination (British Library)

Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination (British Library)Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination - 11 November 2011 - 13 March 2012 - Discover the hidden jewel in the British Library's collection: a unique treasure trove of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts assembled by English kings and queens over 700 years. They form the best surviving collection of medieval painting in England, and provide the most vivid surviving source for understanding royal identity, moral and religious beliefs, learning, faith artistic trends and international politics of the period. The works on display include colourful histories and genealogies, Bibles and Psalters, scientific works and accounts of coronations. Each manuscript is a work of art in its own right. As a collection they give an outstanding indication of medieval and early modern royal taste and preferences

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