New York: George Braziller, (1981),
First Edition. quarto, wrappers. 119 pp. George Braziller, Item #12569
Among the themes discussed are the importance of the Anglo-Saxon tradition of drawing in the thirteenth-century illumination as represented by Matthew Paris, William de Brailes and other artists implementing the tinted-drawing technique; the role of the Court in the introduciton of the French style of illumination; the elaboration of marginalia and border decoration; and the advent of the International Gotic Style. Forty color plates illustrate some of the finest achievements of medieval painting, including the Lindesey Psalter, the Oscott Psalter, the Liber Regalis, the Beaufort/Beauchamp Hours, and the rarely reproduced Sherborne Missal. A detailed commentary on each of the plates and a bibliography to the manuscripts are provided. Very fine.