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The Luttrell Psalter is one of the most famous manuscripts from medieval England because of the images that decorate the margins of its pages. What makes the Luttrell Psalter unique is that it is richly illustrated with depictions of everyday life in rural England in the first half of the 14th century. Acquired by. The Luttrell Psalter was written and illustrated circa – by anonymous scribes and artists. It was commissioned by Sir Geoffrey Luttrell.

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British Library additional manuscripts. Handmade endpapers from the Fabriano mill. By using this site, you psalrer to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The scripts are fairly large. Visual depictions of music-making luttrekl a large part of the Luttrell Psalter’s iconography. The Psalter is named after its original owner Geoffrey Luttrellwhose figure appears in the codex. Luttrell Psalter facsimile editionpublished by The Folio Society, The image also shows the Luttrell’s luttfell heraldry.

With him in this picture are his wife Agnes Sutton and his daughter-in-law Beatrice Scrope. In Music in Art 28, no. And even though the text is in Latin, the image itself can be a visual representation of a play on words in either French or English. The pages vary in their degree of illumination, but many are richly covered with both decorated text and marginal pictures of saints and Bible stories, and scenes of rural life.

It is made of brown calf leather, decorated with red paint, and stamped and tooled with gold and silver. The miniature of Sir Geoffrey Luttrell mounted on the horse wearing full armour beside his wife and daughter-in-law is a very powerful image in the Luttrell Psalter. Sir Geoffrey is portrayed dressed in psaltr armor and mounted on his warhorse. It contains vellum leaves of the highest quality with flyleaves of paper.

You can also Sign up for a Free Account to access some prices online and save a list of your Favorites. His technique is very similar to the style used in most of the East Anglian manuscripts of the period.


The Luttrell Psalter – Introduction

Spread the Love for Medieval Art! Two men threshing sheaf – Luttrell Psalter c. The psalter contains a portrait of Luttrell, at the end of Psalmfully armed and mounted on a war-horse, with an extravagant display of the Luttrell arms.

It is supposed to have been done for Sir Godfrey Louterell, of Irnham, Lincoln, who was born in and died The pictorial embellishment of the Psalter shows that the illuminators were artists of vivid perception, strong imaginative faculty, ingenuity and a keen sense of humour, and were closely in touch with the full-bodied homely, racy English life of the period – husbandry, the chase, the use of arms, devotion, domestic, and industrial occupations.

We are happy to listen to your suggestions and improve this page. Check out our popular filters below! Contact us for a quote You can also Sign up for a Free Account to access some prices online and save a list of your Favorites. Some of these images have been interpreted as the most accurate portrayals of medieval rural life while others seem to make no sense at all. Presented in a hand-made solander box together with its commentary volume.

The first Luttrell artist is referred to as “the decorator”. Music in the Middle Ages was not only used in clerical environments but was also, to some extent, employed to represent the devil and corruption. However, the Psalter was commissioned by and created for Sir Geoffrey.

Manuscript book Description Facsimile Edition Description With over extensively illuminated pages, the Luttrell Psalter depicts the medieval life with lively images. Luttrell PsalterTime12 August Luttrell, a wealthy land owner, felt his death was coming and wanted to account for all his actions, as is stated in the colophon of the psalter. Wrestlers, bear baiters, dancers, musicians, a bishop with a dog that jumps through the hoop, a woman beating her husband with a spinning rod, and two men slinging a hammock are all scenes visible in the text of the Psalms.


Retrieved from ” https: External links [ edit ] Wikimedia Commons has media related to Luttrell Psalter c. With over extensively illuminated pages, the Luttrell Psalter depicts the medieval life with lively images. Servants preparing food and running errands are depicted along the margins of the manuscript to emphasize that they psaoter a major role both socially and economically.

The fourth Luttrell artist, “the Luttrell Master”, was skilled in rural themes and outlandish grotesques.

Luttrell Psalter – Wikipedia

The Luttrell Psalter was once contained in this binding made in Cambridge around – The British Library, Sir Geoffrey’s will survives, and gives further insights into his life and times. Psaalter using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Rosina Buckland”Sounds of the Psalter: Creative, imaginative and even bizarre miniatures embellish the manuscript with bright colorsgold and silver.

Now preserved at the British Library in Londonthe codex was made around the years in Lincolnshire and represents an exceptional example of English Gothic illumination.

This technique required a pen on which the nib is cut at an especially oblique angle, a “strange pen”. We have 1 facsimile luttrekl of the manuscript “Luttrell Psalter”: The Luttrell Psalter is interesting with regard to musical tradition in the Middle Ages because it tries to integrate both the religious and devilish side of the psalter to combine them luttdell the service of the sacred”. Due to publishers’ policies, some prices can’t be displayed online, however we can answer to direct enquiries.

It was made in the diocese of Lincoln for Sir Geoffrey Luttrell – of Irnham, probably sometime between and