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French (culture or style)

Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Lawrence hours, use of Cambrai, 1425 - 1450

Identifier: MS 24
Abstract This is a French book of hours written about 1450. Although the text itself is complete, several leaves have been removed, probably containing illuminations, and possibly, in quire XVI, additional suffrages. There are three- to four-line illuminated initials and full borders on four sides containing drolleries marking the beginnings to major sections. The leaves following fol. 89r, with the exception of f. 118r and 180r, are considerably less ornate and complex than the earlier pages. There...
Dates: 1425 - 1450

Legenda aurea, 1300 - 1350

Identifier: Gordan MS 28

ff. 1r-2v [Prologue, followed by a table of contents:] Incipit prologus super legendas sanctorum quas compilauit frater iacobus racione ianuensis de ordine fratrum predicatorum. Uniuersum tempus presentis uite in quatuor distinguitur scilicet in tempus deuiationis reuocationis siue renouationis. . . ff. 2v-266v De adventu domini Aduentus domini per quattuor septimanas agitur ad significandum quod quattuor sunt aduentus scilicet in carnem.

Dates: 1300 - 1350

Processional (Use of the Dominican nuns of Poissy), 1450 - 1499

Identifier: MS 51

This is a Northern French processional for the use of the Dominican nuns of Poissy from the second half of the fifteenth century. It contains various Latin processional texts with accompanying rubrics and chant notation.

Dates: 1450 - 1499

Radnor hours # 2, use uncertain, 1460

Identifier: MS 33
Abstract This manuscript contains a mid-fifteenth century French book of hours.Table of contents: Text obliterated from f. 1r. Gospel Pericopes; Obsecro te... [masculine forms; Leroquais, LH 2.346-47] begins and ends imperfectly; Hours of the Virgin, use uncertain; Suffrages to the Holy Spirit, the Trinity, Michael, John the Baptist, Peter, and Nicholas; Resumption of the Hours of the Virgin; Penitential Psalms, beginning in middle of the first Psalm; Litany of the Saints; Short Hours of...
Dates: 1460

Sequentiary (Prosar) for Dominican Use, 1480 - 1520

Identifier: MS 54
Abstract Sisters of the kings of France, the author Christine de Pizan, and Balzac’s droll fictitious heroines – these are among the residents of the prestigious royal foundation of the Dominican nuns at Poissy. Every manuscript that becomes known from Poissy is worthy of special note not just because of the fame of the abbey but also because of the contribution of its women to late medieval liturgical music. Whereas Processionals survive in increasingly large numbers from Poissy, Sequentiaries, such...
Dates: 1480 - 1520

Traité de la vanité des choses mondaines, 1471

Identifier: MS 52
Abstract Jean Barthélemy (fl. 1446-1460), Traité de la vanité des choses mondaines (Treatise on the Vanity of Worldly Things). The treatise begins with a short prologue that explains the circumstances of the text’s composition: “A la louange et honneur de dieu et contempnement des chouses terriennes, cy conmence vng petit traictie de la vanite des choses mondaines, fait lan mille iiiic lx a l’instance et honnourable et deuote religieuse seur Jehanne Girad du tres tresreligieulx [sic] couuent de...
Dates: 1471