Siege Of Troy

8 07 2009

MS 1 During Digitisation

MS 1 During Digitisation

 

Rylands English MS 1, The Siege of Troy is a richly decorated manuscript of John Lydgate’s poem detailing the events of the Trojan War.  The gorgeous and beautifully executed illustrations are contemporaneous, depicting a medieval landscape with the Greek and Trojan warriors portrayed as armoured knights.  Most of the illustrations have been identified as being done by an artist stylistically close to William Abell, an important mid-fifteenth century illuminator. The manuscript has now been digitised, and will be available online soon.

MS 1 During Digitisation

MS 1 During Digitisation

Detail from MS 1

Detail from MS 1

Detail from MS 1

Detail from MS 1

Detail from MS 1

Detail from MS 1

Detail from MS 1

Detail from MS 1

Detail from MS 1

Detail from MS 1

Detail from MS 1

Detail from MS 1

Wheel Of Fortune

Wheel Of Fortune

Detail from MS 1

Detail from MS 1


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2 responses

8 07 2009
Anniina

How stunning! I cannot wait to see the full digitisation. Kudos!

9 07 2009
peacay

Just.. wow. Even with mere snippets that’s about the most amazing and beautiful manuscript I’ve seen since … maybe ever. Kudos indeed!

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