Illustrated manuscripts

Illustrated manuscript

Explore illuminated manuscripts from the national libraries of the UK and France. Will this inspire your own illustrations or creativity?

The British Library has a curated selection of their web site which explores medieval manuscripts that were digitised as part of The Polonsky Foundation England and France Project: Manuscripts from the British Library and the Bibliothèque nationale de France, 700–1200. Discover stunning highlights of illuminated manuscripts set in their cultural and historical context and explored in a range of articles.

All of the 800 manuscripts digitised in the project are included in full on the website France et Angleterre: manuscrits médiévaux entre 700 et 1200 where you can view manuscripts side by side, and find manuscripts by date, language, place of origin, author or subject.

[Text taken from British Library web site]

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