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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10 Things You Need to Know about the Luttrell Psalter

The pages vary in their degree of illumination, but many are richly covered with both decorated text and marginal pictures lurtrell saints and Bible stories, and scenes of rural life.

The Psalter is available in its entirety in color images including commentary to each spread. The volume was acquired by psalger Library in Lucy Sandler [5] prefers to date the creation around —30 because the styles are similar psakter the other manuscripts of that time. Each frame of the manuscript has about fourteen full lines of text. 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.

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Sounds of the Psalter: Not what you were looking for? Retrieved from ” https: The Luttrell Psalter was created in England sometime between andhaving been commissioned by Sir Geoffrey Luttrelllord of the manor of Irnham in Lincolnshire.


Morgan granted them a personal, interest-free loan. Audio The Luttrell Psalter is one of the most famous medieval manuscripts because of its rich illustrations of everyday life in the 14th century. It was made in the diocese of Lincoln for Sir Geoffrey Luttrell – of Irnham, probably sometime between and Servants preparing food and running errands are depicted along the margins of the manuscript to lsalter that they played a major role both socially and lttrell.

It contains vellum leaves of the highest quality with flyleaves of paper.

He used a linear style of drawing rather than a two-dimensional approach. This page was last edited on 26 Aprilat Along with the psalms beginning on folio 13 r. Binding The binding by Smith Settle of Otley is in Nigerian psalteg leather blocked with a design by David Eccles using gold, silver and colored foils.

It has been suggested that the emphasis of the manuscript on natural landscapes could be connected to the lands that lord Luttrell might have often seen. 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.

Sir Geoffrey’s will survives, and gives further insights into his life and times. Looking for the price? The manuscript came to public notice inwhen miniatures of Sir Geoffrey Luttrell, his wife and daughter-in-law were reproduced along with a summary of the book.

Luttrell Psalter

Eric Millar writes that the manuscript was made around —40, before the death of Luttrell’s wife, Agnes Sutton, because the illustrations show characteristics of the “late ‘decadence’ of the Late East Anglian style”. The binding by Smith Settle of Otley is in Nigerian goatskin leather blocked with a design by David Eccles using gold, silver and colored foils. Sir Geoffrey Luttrell at table – Luttrell Psalter c.


British Library additional manuscripts. The Folio SocietyExport to Endnote. However, the Psalter was commissioned by and created for Sir Geoffrey. MS British Library. With over extensively illuminated pages, the Luttrell Psalter depicts the medieval life with lively images. Psalm ; a watermill – Luttrell Psalter c.

He owned estates in YorkshireLincolnshire, Nottingamshireand Leicestershire. Because the identities of the artists are unknown, they are referred to in reference to their style, e. The Psalter therefore speaks of an integral aspect of everyday life in the fourteenth century.

Psalm 26 27 ; Thomas Becket – Luttrell Psalter c. The style of the Psalter represents the last stage of the highly accomplished East Anglian School of manuscript illumination. Consequently, to fully understand why an image appears where it does in the Psalter, you need to know these three languages very well. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikipedia. On pageat the end of Psalm cviii.

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It was commissioned by Sir Geoffrey Luttrell dieda wealthy English landowner. Geoffrey Luttrell inherited the lands of his ancestors who worked at the court luttrelp King John and received properties for their services.

Wrestlers, bear baiters, dancers, musicians, a bishop with a dog that jumps through pslter 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.

Manuscript book Description Facsimile Edition Description With over extensively illuminated pages, the Luttrell Psalter depicts the medieval life with lively images.