Illuminated Manuscript of Ordinances by Medieval (French)

An illuminated manuscript of 19 leaves on vellum.

Details

Category:
Military
Medium:
Vellum and leather Dimensions: 20 x 13 cm
Art Fund grant:
£250 ( Total: £250)
Acquired in:
1949
Vendor:
Sotheby's

In a black morocco binding dating from circa 1530, tooled and painted with the arms of France modern. Depicts the 'Ordinances' of Judicial Combat of King Phillippe le Bel (1268-1314).

Provenance

Commissioned by Jean d'Anjou (died in1536) son of King Rene of Anjou ; bears bookplate of Charles d'Orleans (1691-1744), abbot of Rothelin and a scholarly collector; library of Sir Thomas Phillipps Bart.

Venue details

Royal Armouries Museum Armouries Drive, LEEDS West Yorkshire LS10 1LT 0113 220 1999 www.royalarmouries.org

Entry details

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