The illustration of manuscript books was well established in ancient times, and the tradition of the illuminated manuscript thrived in the West until the invention of printing. Other parts of the world had comparable traditions, such as the Persian miniature. Modern book illustration comes from the 15th-century woodcut illustrations that were fairly rapidly included in early printed books, and later block books. Other techniques such as engraving, etching, lithography and various kinds of colour printing were to expand the possibilities and were exploited by such masters as Daumier, Doré or Gavarni.

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Shrine of the Annunciation Nazareth April 20th 1839 / David Roberts, R.A.

Shrine of the Annunciation Nazareth April 20th 1839 / David Roberts, R...

Illus. in: The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia / from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts ... ; lithographed by Louis Haghe. London : F.G. Moon, 1842-1845, v. 1, pts. 5-6, p. 1. Surroga... More

The Maharaja of Barwani with ambulance cars [Merville, France]. Photographer: H. D. Girdwood.

The Maharaja of Barwani with ambulance cars [Merville, France]. Photog...

Reference: Photo 24/(219)..From the Girdwood Collection held by the British Library..This image is part of the Europeana Collections 1914-1918 ( http://www.europeana1914-1918.eu/en ) ..Date: 2 Aug 1915..See als... More

John from BL Add 40618, f. 49v

John from BL Add 40618, f. 49v

Evangelist miniature of John; part of a programme of modernisation of an eighth-century Irish pocket Gospelbook, possibly carried out at Winchester or Canterbury, added to the volume in the tenth century. Image... More

Incipit of Luke's Gospel from BL Add 40618, f. 23

Incipit of Luke's Gospel from BL Add 40618, f. 23

The script is an eighth-century Irish minuscule. The original decorated initial has been erased (traces of its interlace can still be seen) and a 'modern' initial Q painted over it as part of a programme of mod... More

Embellished space filler from BL Or 2540, f. 4

Embellished space filler from BL Or 2540, f. 4

Text page in Arabic Naskhi script and an embellished panel as line filler. Image taken from f. 4 of Fragments from Exodus (1:1-8:5). Written in Hebrew in Arabic characters.

Embellished space fillers from BL Or 2540, f. 15v

Embellished space fillers from BL Or 2540, f. 15v

Text page in Arabic Naskhi script with embellished line fillers. Image taken from f. 15v of Fragments from Exodus (1:1-8:5). Written in Hebrew in Arabic characters.

Space filler from BL Or 2540, f. 5v

Space filler from BL Or 2540, f. 5v

Text page in Arabic Naskhi script and a line filler. Image taken from f. 5v of Fragments from Exodus (1:1-8:5). Written in Hebrew in Arabic characters.

Arms from BL Hargrave 274, f. 274

Arms from BL Hargrave 274, f. 274

Detail of the Gill/Gyll arms in the lower border. Image taken from f. 274 of Nova Statuta (index Statutes of England, Statuta Angliae), 1 Edward III to 3 Henry VII (ff. 50-350v), preceded by an alphabetical l... More

Noah, Noah's Ark, Annunciation, Nativity from BL Stowe 948, ff. 12v-13

Noah, Noah's Ark, Annunciation, Nativity from BL Stowe 948, ff. 12v-13

Miniatures with Noah, Noah's Ark, Annunciation, Nativity, in the Hymn to the Virgin. Image taken from ff. 12v-13 of Meditations (begins and ends imperfectly). Written in French and Latin.

Embellished space filler from BL Or 2540, f. 19

Embellished space filler from BL Or 2540, f. 19

Text page in Arabic Naskhi script and line filler. Image taken from f. 19 of Fragments from Exodus (1:1-8:5). Written in Hebrew in Arabic characters.

Annunciation to the shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation, Christ and the doctors from BL Stowe 948, ff. 14v-15

Annunciation to the shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation, Ch...

Miniatures with the Annunciation to the shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation, Christ and the doctors, in the Hymn to the Virgin. Image taken from ff. 14v-15 of Meditations (begins and ends imperfectly... More

Decorated table from BL Or 1423, f. 3

Decorated table from BL Or 1423, f. 3

Index of biblical passages with geometrical decoration and coloured letters. Image taken from f. 3 of The Guide of the Perplexed, Judeo-Arabic text (~Dalalat al Ha'irin~). Written in Judeo-Arabic.

Head of a saint from BL Add 61735, verso

Head of a saint from BL Add 61735, verso

Drawing of a saint's (or Christ's) head, Latin pen-trials and neumes. Image taken from verso of Farming memoranda of Ely Abbey. Written in English.

Temple implements from BL Add 15250, ff. 3v-4

Temple implements from BL Add 15250, ff. 3v-4

Opening with full-page miniatures of the Temple implements. Image taken from ff. 3v-4 of Bible (the 'Duke of Sussex's Catalan Bible) with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~. Written in Hebrew, Aramaic.

Coat of arms from BL Add 15423, f. 1

Coat of arms from BL Add 15423, f. 1

Detail of a partial foliate border with a coat of arms. Image taken from f. 1 of Pentateuch (the 'Duke of Sussex's Italian Pentateuch'). Written in Hebrew.

Space fillers and marginal decoration from BL Or 9879, f. 17

Space fillers and marginal decoration from BL Or 9879, f. 17

Text page with punctuated Oriental script, ornamental space fillers and marginal decoration. Image taken from f. 17 of Biblical fragments (the 'First Gaster Bible') with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~ (sections fr... More

Embellished space filler from BL Or 2540, f. 20

Embellished space filler from BL Or 2540, f. 20

Text page in Arabic Naskhi script and a line filler. Image taken from f. 20 of Fragments from Exodus (1:1-8:5). Written in Hebrew in Arabic characters.

Evangelist symbols from BL Add 47967, f. 1

Evangelist symbols from BL Add 47967, f. 1

Added drawings of the symbols of the four Evangelists, leaf and scroll ornament, labelled 'vinea Domini', part of a Latin alphabet and runes. Image taken from f. 1 of Historum adversum paganos (the 'Tollemache,... More

Space filler from BL Or 2540, f. 7v

Space filler from BL Or 2540, f. 7v

Text page in Arabic Naskhi script and a foliate scroll as line filler. Image taken from f. 7v of Fragments from Exodus (1:1-8:5). Written in Hebrew in Arabic characters.

Space fillers and marginal decoration from BL Or 9879, f. 14v

Space fillers and marginal decoration from BL Or 9879, f. 14v

Text page with punctuated Oriental script, ornamental space fillers and marginal decoration. Image taken from f. 14v of Biblical fragments (the 'First Gaster Bible') with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~ (sections f... More

Coat of arms from BL Or 2628, f. 185v

Coat of arms from BL Or 2628, f. 185v

Detail of a full border with a coat of arms. Image taken from f. 185v of Bible (the 'Lisbon Bible') with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~: the Hagiographa. Written in Hebrew, Aramaic.

The sword is given to Arthur from BL Add 10292, f. 100

The sword is given to Arthur from BL Add 10292, f. 100

The Archbishop presents the sword to Arthur before the people. The inscription on the stone is: 'Whoever pulls this sword out will be king of the land.' Image taken from f. 100 of L'estoire del Saint Graal (ff... More

Embellished space fillers from BL Or 2540, f. 18

Embellished space fillers from BL Or 2540, f. 18

Text page in Arabic Naskhi script and line fillers. Image taken from f. 18 of Fragments from Exodus (1:1-8:5). Written in Hebrew in Arabic characters.

The 'Short Charter of Christ'; 'Behold man what thou art' from BL Add 60577, f. 115

The 'Short Charter of Christ'; 'Behold man what thou art' from BL Add ...

Text page containing the end of the 'Short Charter of Christ' and a Middle English poem beginning 'Behold man what thou art'. Image taken from f. 115 of Miscellany, including Omnipotentem semper adorant, Lord w... More

Woman and man from BL Stowe 947, f. 5v

Woman and man from BL Stowe 947, f. 5v

Detail of a minature of a woman and man standing at the doorway to a building. Image taken from f. 5v of Roman de la Rose. Written in French.

Miniatures from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 19

Miniatures from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 19

Miniatures, and a full border, at the beginning of Livy's Ab Urbe Condita. Image taken from f. 19 of Ab Urbe Condita, the first decade only. Written in French.

Text on a comet; 'Remember that there be in hell' from BL Add 60577, f. 51v

Text on a comet; 'Remember that there be in hell' from BL Add 60577, f...

Text page containing the end of a Latin prose text about a comet described by 'Clerkys of Oxenforde', and a Middle English poem added by William Wey, beginning 'Remember that there be in hell'. Image taken from... More

Space fillers and marginal decoration from BL Or 9879, f. 23v

Space fillers and marginal decoration from BL Or 9879, f. 23v

Text page with punctuated Oriental script, ornamental space fillers and marginal decoration. Image taken from f. 23v of Biblical fragments (the 'First Gaster Bible') with ~masorah magna~ and ~parva~ (sections f... More

Embellished space filler from BL Or 2540, f. 18v

Embellished space filler from BL Or 2540, f. 18v

Text page in Arabic Naskhi script and an embellished panel as line filler. Image taken from f. 18v of Fragments from Exodus (1:1-8:5). Written in Hebrew in Arabic characters.

Space filler from BL Or 2540, f. 7

Space filler from BL Or 2540, f. 7

Text page in Arabic Naskhi script and embellished panels as line fillers. Image taken from f. 7 of Fragments from Exodus (1:1-8:5). Written in Hebrew in Arabic characters.

Embellished space filler from BL Or 2540, f. 21

Embellished space filler from BL Or 2540, f. 21

Text page in Arabic Naskhi script and a foliate scroll as line filler. Image taken from f. 21 of Fragments from Exodus (1:1-8:5). Written in Hebrew in Arabic characters.

Seder table from BL Or 2737, f. 91

Seder table from BL Or 2737, f. 91

Full-page miniature of a Seder table, in an architectural frame. Image taken from f. 91 of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Hispano-Moresque Haggadah'). Written in Hebrew.

The Burning Bush from BL Or 2737, f. 67

The Burning Bush from BL Or 2737, f. 67

Full-page miniature of Moses in front of the burning bush, the Divine Presence is represented by a winged arm, in an architectural frame. Image taken from f. 67 of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Hispano-Moresque H... More

Men worship the dragon and the beast from BL Add 38842, f. 5

Men worship the dragon and the beast from BL Add 38842, f. 5

Full page with a framed miniature of men kneeling and pointing, worshipping the dragon and the beast of the Apocalypse Image taken from f. 5 of Apocalypse with commentary in French prose (a fragment from chapte... More

Seder table from BL Add 14762, f. 6

Seder table from BL Add 14762, f. 6

Detail of a page: miniature of a spread Seder table surrounded by the participants. Image taken from f. 6 of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Ashkenazi Haggadah'), German rite with the commentary of Eleazar of Worms... More

Creation of Adam from BL Or 2884, f. 1v

Creation of Adam from BL Or 2884, f. 1v

Detail of a miniature of the creation of Adam by the angels. Image taken from f. 1v of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Sister Haggadah'). Written in Hebrew.

Saint Louis and his mother from BL Stowe 582, f. 43

Saint Louis and his mother from BL Stowe 582, f. 43

Miniature of Saint Louis and his mother, in Le Sacre de Claude de France. Image taken from f. 43 of Le Sacre de Claude de France. Written in French.

Mary and Child from BL Stowe 39, f. 10

Mary and Child from BL Stowe 39, f. 10

Miniature of a standing Mary holding the Christ Child, who holds a gird on a string, with a kneeling woman and heraldic device. Image taken from f. 10 of The Abbey of the Holy Ghost (ff. 4-10); Vado mori; Deser... More

Christ before Caiaphas from BL Add 24189, f. 12

Christ before Caiaphas from BL Add 24189, f. 12

Miniature of Christ being crowned with thorns before Caiaphas. Image taken from f. 12 of Illustrations for Mandeville's Travels (index Voyage d'outre mer, Itinerarium).

Hospitality of Abraham from BL Add 27210, f. 3

Hospitality of Abraham from BL Add 27210, f. 3

The hospitality of Abraham: Abraham hosting the three angels, with Sarah peeping out of the house, detail of a miniature depicting scenes from Genesis. Image taken from f. 3 of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Golde... More

Scenes from the life of Joseph from BL Add 27210, f. 6v

Scenes from the life of Joseph from BL Add 27210, f. 6v

Full-page miniature, upper right: the council of Joseph's brothers (Gen. 37:26-27), Joseph being pulled out of the well (Gen. 37:28), smearing Joseph's coat with goat blood (Gen. 37:31), upper left: Joseph's br... More

Abraham and Isaac from BL Or 2737, f. 93

Abraham and Isaac from BL Or 2737, f. 93

Detail of a full-page miniature of Abraham and Isaac at Mount Moriah (Gen. 22:4). Image taken from f. 93 of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Hispano-Moresque Haggadah'). Written in Hebrew.

Creation of Adam from BL Or 2884, f. 1v

Creation of Adam from BL Or 2884, f. 1v

Detail of a miniature of the creation of Adam by the angels. Image taken from f. 1v of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Sister Haggadah'). Written in Hebrew.

Scenes from the life of Joseph from BL Or 2884, f. 9v

Scenes from the life of Joseph from BL Or 2884, f. 9v

Full-page miniature, upper register: Joseph kissing Benjamin, lower register: Joseph and his brothers feasting, Joseph foreseeing the future with his goblet. Image taken from f. 9v of Haggadah for Passover (the... More

Christ crowned with thorns in Gethsemane from BL Add 24189, f. 14v

Christ crowned with thorns in Gethsemane from BL Add 24189, f. 14v

Miniature of Christ being crowned with thorns in the garden of Gethsemane. Image taken from f. 14v of Illustrations for Mandeville's Travels (index Voyage d'outre mer, Itinerarium).

Christ before Pilate from BL Add 24189, f. 12v

Christ before Pilate from BL Add 24189, f. 12v

Miniature of Christ being beaten with rods and crowned with thorns before Pilate. Image taken from f. 12v of Illustrations for Mandeville's Travels (index Voyage d'outre mer, Itinerarium).

The tombs of John Chrysostom, Luke, and Anne from BL Add 24189, f. 6

The tombs of John Chrysostom, Luke, and Anne from BL Add 24189, f. 6

Miniature of the tombs of John Chrysostom, Luke the Evangelist, and Anne. Image taken from f. 6 of Illustrations for Mandeville's Travels (index Voyage d'outre mer, Itinerarium).

Joseph from BL Add 27210, f. 7

Joseph from BL Add 27210, f. 7

Detail of a miniature of Joseph revealing himself to his brothers. Image taken from f. 7 of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Golden Haggadah''). Written in Hebrew.

Elijah and the apostles John and James the Less from BL Add 24189, f. 8v

Elijah and the apostles John and James the Less from BL Add 24189, f. ...

Miniature of the prophet Elijah, above, being fed by a raven on Mt Carmel and, below, the apostles John and James the Less, seated before their church in Sephoris. Image taken from f. 8v of Illustrations for Ma... More

The sacrifice of Isaac from BL Or 2737, f. 93v

The sacrifice of Isaac from BL Or 2737, f. 93v

Full-page miniature of Abraham is about to slaughter Isaac who is lying bound on the altar, a streched arm symbolizing the Divine Presence preventing him, the ram caught in a bush standing behind Abraham, in an... More

Uther and Merlin at table at Pentecost from BL Add 10292, f. 91

Uther and Merlin at table at Pentecost from BL Add 10292, f. 91

Miniature of Merlin showing Uther the empty seat at the dinner table. Image taken from f. 91 of L'estoire del Saint Graal (ff. 1-76); L'estoire de Merlin (ff. 76-216). Written in French.

The burial of Adam from BL Add 24189, f. 13v

The burial of Adam from BL Add 24189, f. 13v

Miniature of the burial of Adam, with Seth placing the seeds of the tree of knowledge in his mouth. Image taken from f. 13v of Illustrations for Mandeville's Travels (index Voyage d'outre mer, Itinerarium).

Debate for the Soul from BL Stowe 39, f. 32v

Debate for the Soul from BL Stowe 39, f. 32v

Miniature of the Debate for the Soul, with a naked man being held by the hair by a devil with a hook, and speared by death, with an angel on the right, Christ with raised hands, and a kneeling Mary interceding ... More

Scenes from the life of Adam from BL Or 2884, f. 1v

Scenes from the life of Adam from BL Or 2884, f. 1v

Full-page miniature, upper register: the creation of Adam by the angels, lower register: Adam naming the animals. Image taken from f. 1v of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Sister Haggadah'). Written in Hebrew.

Abraham in the fiery furnace from BL Add 27210, f. 3

Abraham in the fiery furnace from BL Add 27210, f. 3

Nimrod ordering his servants to cast Abraham into the fiery furnace, while Abraham is saved by two angels, detail of a miniature depicting scenes from Genesis. Image taken from f. 3 of Haggadah for Passover (th... More

Scenes from the life of Joseph from BL Or 2884, f. 11

Scenes from the life of Joseph from BL Or 2884, f. 11

Full-page miniature, upper register: Joseph and his brothers, Jacob in front of Pharaoh, lower register: Jacob blessing Ephraim and Manasseh. Image taken from f. 11 of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Sister Haggada... More

Man and woman from BL Stowe 955, f. 9

Man and woman from BL Stowe 955, f. 9

Miniature of a man and a woman playing bagpipes (Robin and Marion). Image taken from f. 9 of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Joseph from BL Add 27210, f. 6v

Joseph from BL Add 27210, f. 6v

Detail of a miniature of Joseph and Potiphar's wife (Gen. 39:12-14), Joseph interpreting the dreams of the butler and the baker (Gen. 40:9-19). Image taken from f. 6v of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Golden Hagga... More

Abraham's servants from BL Or 2737, f. 92v

Abraham's servants from BL Or 2737, f. 92v

Full-page miniature of Abraham’s two servants and the ass waiting (Gen. 22:5). Image taken from f. 92v of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Hispano-Moresque Haggadah'). Written in Hebrew.

Creation of Eve from BL Add 27210, f. 2v

Creation of Eve from BL Add 27210, f. 2v

Detail of a miniature of the Creation of Eve and the Temptation. Image taken from f. 2v of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Golden Haggadah''). Written in Hebrew.

Miniature from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 53v

Miniature from BL Lansdowne 1178, f. 53v

Miniature, at the beginning of Book 2 of Livy's Ab Urbe Condita. Image taken from f. 53v of Ab Urbe Condita, the first decade only. Written in French.

An angel gives St John the reed and the temple is demolished from BL Add 38842, f. 2

An angel gives St John the reed and the temple is demolished from BL A...

Full page with a three-part miniature: an angel gives St John the reed (left); worshippers at the altar (centre) ; two men demolish the temple (right); Image taken from f. 2 of Apocalypse with commentary in Fre... More

Miniature of three woman. from BL Stowe 582, f. 34

Miniature of three woman. from BL Stowe 582, f. 34

Miniature of three woman. Image taken from f. 34 of Le Sacre de Claude de France. Written in French.

Joseph from BL Add 27210, f. 7

Joseph from BL Add 27210, f. 7

Detail of a miniature of Joseph ordering the arrest of Simeon. Image taken from f. 7 of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Golden Haggadah''). Written in Hebrew.

Jacob wrestling with an angel from BL Add 27210, f. 5

Jacob wrestling with an angel from BL Add 27210, f. 5

Jacob wrestling with an angel, detail of a miniature depicting scenes from Genesis. Image taken from f. 5 of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Golden Haggadah''). Written in Hebrew.

Sacrifice of Isaac from BL Add 27210, f. 4v

Sacrifice of Isaac from BL Add 27210, f. 4v

Sacrifice of Isaac, detail of a miniature depicting scenes from Genesis. Image taken from f. 4v of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Golden Haggadah''). Written in Hebrew.

Table with a candlestick from BL Stowe 955, f. 8

Table with a candlestick from BL Stowe 955, f. 8

Miniature of a table with a candlestick. Image taken from f. 8 of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

Presentation in the Temple from BL Add 18196, f. 9, f. 9

Presentation in the Temple from BL Add 18196, f. 9, f. 9

Historiated ~bas-de-page~ of the Presentation in the Temple (lower centre). Image taken from f. 9 of Cutting from a Bolognese manuscript.

Creation of Eve from BL King's 395, ff. 1v-2

Creation of Eve from BL King's 395, ff. 1v-2

Miniature of the creation of Eve, with foliate border and foliate initials, and a diagram of the the descendants of Adam and Eveat the beginning of a genealogy from Adam and Eve to the Kings of England. Image t... More

Dwarf hitting Lancelot with a staff from BL Add 10293, f. 332v

Dwarf hitting Lancelot with a staff from BL Add 10293, f. 332v

Miniature of a dwarf hitting Lancelot over the head with a staff in a pavilion. Image taken from f. 332v of Lancelot du Lac. Written in French.

The angel and the seven thunders from BL Add 38842, f. 1

The angel and the seven thunders from BL Add 38842, f. 1

Framed two-column miniature of an angel in a cloud under a rainbow, holding a book, with one foot on the sea and the other on land, with the seven thunders on the left. Image taken from f. 1 of Apocalypse with ... More

Adoration of the Shepherds and Annunciation to the Shepherds from BL Add 54246

Adoration of the Shepherds and Annunciation to the Shepherds from BL A...

Miniature of the Adoration of the Shepherds with the Holy Family and shepherds in a stable, with three putti bearing a scroll inscribed 'Gloria in excelsis deo et in terra pax hominibus' above and the Annunciat... More

Scenes from the life of Joseph from BL Or 2884, f. 6v

Scenes from the life of Joseph from BL Or 2884, f. 6v

Full-page miniature, upper register: Joseph meeting an angel (see Genesis Rabbah 84:14 on Gen. 37:15), and the council of his brothers (Gen. 37:18), lower register: Joseph's brothers casting him into a pit, the... More

Hand in the lake retrieves Arthur's sword from BL Add 10294, f. 94

Hand in the lake retrieves Arthur's sword from BL Add 10294, f. 94

Miniature of Girflet watching as Arthur's sword is retrieved by a hand emerging from the lake. Image taken from f. 94 of La Queste del Saint Graal (ff. 2-53); Morte Artu (ff. 53-96). Written in French.

Two men grooming a horse from BL Stowe 955, f. 11

Two men grooming a horse from BL Stowe 955, f. 11

Miniature of two men grooming a horse ('fauveau'). Image taken from f. 11 of Petit Livre d'Amour. Written in French and Italian (f. 7v).

St John takes the book from the angel and eats it from BL Add 38842, f. 1v

St John takes the book from the angel and eats it from BL Add 38842, f...

Full page with a single-column miniature of John eating the book which the angel is holding. Image taken from f. 1v of Apocalypse with commentary in French prose (a fragment from chapters 9-16). Written in French.

Arthur's sword returned to the lake from BL Add 10294, f. 94

Arthur's sword returned to the lake from BL Add 10294, f. 94

Full page with miniature of the hand emerging from the lake to take back Arthur's sword, watched by Girflet. Image taken from f. 94 of La Queste del Saint Graal (ff. 2-53); Morte Artu (ff. 53-96). Written in French.

Abraham and Isaac from BL Or 2737, f. 93

Abraham and Isaac from BL Or 2737, f. 93

Full-page miniature of Abraham and Isaac at Mount Moriah (Gen. 22:4). Image taken from f. 93 of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Hispano-Moresque Haggadah'). Written in Hebrew.

Joseph from BL Add 27210, f. 6v

Joseph from BL Add 27210, f. 6v

Detail of a miniature of Joseph's brothers presenting the bloody coat to Jacob, and Jacob tearing his clothes (Gen. 37:32-34). Image taken from f. 6v of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Golden Haggadah''). Written in Hebrew.

Joseph meeting an angel from BL Add 27210, f. 5

Joseph meeting an angel from BL Add 27210, f. 5

Joseph meeting an angel on the way to his brothers, detail of a miniature depicting scenes from Genesis. Joseph's encounter with an angel is based on a midrashic explanation of Gen. 37:15, 'And a certain man fo... More

Crowned angel from BL Stowe 947, f. 7

Crowned angel from BL Stowe 947, f. 7

Detail of a miniature of a crowned angel with five other figures. Image taken from f. 7 of Roman de la Rose. Written in French.

Joseph's burial from BL Or 2737, f. 84

Joseph's burial from BL Or 2737, f. 84

Full-page miniature of the Israelites carrying Joseph's coffin (Ex. 13:19), in an architectural frame. Image taken from f. 84 of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Hispano-Moresque Haggadah'). Written in Hebrew.

Pope John XXII from BL Add 24189, f. 7v

Pope John XXII from BL Add 24189, f. 7v

Miniature of Pope John XXII, enthroned and surrounded by cardinals, receiving the rejection by the Greek church of his claims to supremacy. Image taken from f. 7v of Illustrations for Mandeville's Travels (inde... More

Seder table from BL Or 2884, f. 18

Seder table from BL Or 2884, f. 18

Full-page miniature of a family sitting around a spread Seder table discussing the Haggadah. Image taken from f. 18 of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Sister Haggadah'). Written in Hebrew.

Scenes from the life of Joseph from BL Or 2884, f. 10

Scenes from the life of Joseph from BL Or 2884, f. 10

Full-page miniature, upper register: Joseph's servants pursuing his brothers, the goblet is found in Benjamin's bag, lower register: Judah and his brothers negotiating with Joseph. Image taken from f. 10 of Hag... More

Three men worship the beast while four lie dead from BL Add 38842, f. 5v

Three men worship the beast while four lie dead from BL Add 38842, f. ...

Full page with a miniature of three men worshipping the beast out of the earth, with the dragon on a hill (right); fire descends from heaven and four men lie dead (left); Image taken from f. 5v of Apocalypse wi... More

Joseph relating his dream from BL Add 27210, f. 5

Joseph relating his dream from BL Add 27210, f. 5

Joseph relating his dream to his father and brothers, detail of a miniature depicting scenes from Genesis. Image taken from f. 5 of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Golden Haggadah''). Written in Hebrew.

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