Harley 1527 Bible Moralisée

Harley 1527 Bible Moralisée

Paris (France) — Ca. 1230–1234

The counterpart to Louis the Saint's famous Bible moralisée: an incredible total of 1,208 golden picture medallions for the Queen of France, Margaret of Provence, commissioned by her mother-in-law

  1. Margaret of Provence ( ca. 1222–1295) became Queen of France in 1234 through her marriage to Louis IX the Saint (1214–1270)

  2. Her mother-in-law Blanche of Castile (1188–1252) probably commissioned the Bible moralisée as a counterpart to the famous Picture Bible of Louis the Saint

  3. Both manuscripts are illuminated with hundreds of golden picture medallions depicting the stories of the Bible in vibrant colors

Harley 1527 Bible Moralisée

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Harley 1527 Bible Moralisée

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Alternative Titles
Bibbia Moralizzata Illustrata
Bible moralisée - Harley 1527
Size / Format
306 pages / 40.0 × 27.5 cm
Ca. 1230–1234
1208 medaillon miniatures in vibrant colors and gold; 1208 pen-flourish initials
Bible moralisée
Probably Blanche of Castile (1188–1252)
Previous Owners
Margaret of Provence (ca. 1222–1295)
Eleanor of Provence (ca. 1223–1291)
John Thwayte
William Innys (d. 1756)
John Kemp (1665–1717)
Robert Harley (1661–1724)
Margaret Cavendish Harley (1715–1785)
British Museum

Available facsimile editions:
Bibbia Moralizzata Illustrata
Imago – Rimini, 2023
Limited Edition: 300 copies
Facsimile Editions

#1 Bibbia Moralizzata Illustrata

Imago – Rimini, 2023

Publisher: Imago – Rimini, 2023
Limited Edition: 300 copies
Binding: Leather binding with gold embossing
Commentary: 1 volume (in preparation)
Language: Italian
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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