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Detailed record for Arundel 60

Part 1 ff. 1-132v, 143-148v 
Title Psalter with Old English gloss, the Psalms preceded by a calendar and compotus material (ff. 1-12), and followed by canticles and litany (ff. 119-132v), and prayers (ff. 143-148v)
Origin England, S. ( Winchester)
Date 3rd quarter of the 11th century, probably after 1073
Language Latin, with Old English glosses
Script Caroline minuscule, by more than one scribe
Decoration 2 full-page miniatures of the Crucifixion (ff. 12v, 52v), the first in coloured outlines, the second fully painted and with a historiated full border of the symbols of the Evangelists. 12 outline drawings of signs of the Zodiac in red ink in the calendar (ff. 2-7v). 1 historiated initial (f. 13), and 2 decorated foliate initials (ff. 53, 85), all in colours and accompanied by coloured display capitals and full foliate borders. Large initials at the beginning of each Psalm alternately in red or blue, some with penwork decoration. Plain initials at the beginning of each verse alternately plain red or blue. Diagrams in red and blue.
Dimensions in mm 305 x 195 (240 x 120)
 
Part 2 f. 149r-v 
Title The Six Ages of the World (recto), and a list of the bishops of Winchester from Birinus to Walkelin (verso) 1070-1090
Origin England, S. (Winchester)
Date 1099
Language Latin and Old English
Script Protogothic
Decoration Unilluminated.
Dimensions in mm 305 x 195 (240 x 120)
 
Part 3 ff. 133-142v; perhaps also ff. 47-52 
Title Petitions, collects, and prayers
Origin England, S. (Winchester?)
Date last quarter of the 11th century or 1st quarter of the 12th century
Language Latin
Script Protogothic
Scribe added by a Norman scribe, according to Gullick 1999
Decoration Large or small simple initials in red or green, and one in blue.
Dimensions in mm 305 x 195 (225 x 120)
 
Official foliation ff. [i] + 149 + [i] (the first and last leaves are modern parchment)
Collation i12 (ff. 1-12), ii-iii8 (ff. 13-28), iv8 (3rd and 6th leaves are singletons; ff. 29-36), v10 (3rd and 8th leaves are singletons, ff. 37-46), vi6 (ff. 47-52), vii-xiv8 (3rd and 6th leaves are singletons, ff. 53-116), xv-xvi8 (ff. 117-132); xvii4 (ff. 133-136), xviii6 (ff. 137-142); xix6+1 (2nd and 5th leaves are singletons, 7th leaf is added; ff. 143-149).
Form Parchment codex
Binding BM/BL in-house. 'Powell style' craft binding, 1966.
Provenance ? The Old Minster, Winchester, by 1099: the final leaf gives the number of years since the Nativity of Christ as 1099, and lists the bishops of Winchester down to Walkelin (d. 1098), but not including his successor, who became bishop in 1100; the calendar; perhaps dating to c. 1073: the Easter table has a red cross half-way down the first column, next to the letter 'h' for the year 1073 (f. 11v) (see Kidd 2000).
Inscription: 'Istud salteriu(m) e(st) d(omi)ni Ioh(ann)is […]', 13th century (f. 149v).
? Thomas Howard (b. 1585, d. 1646), 2nd earl of Arundel, 4th earl of Surrey, and 1st earl of Norfolk, art collector and politician.
Henry Howard (b. 1628, d. 1684), 6th duke of Norfolk, presented to the Royal Society in 1667.
The Royal Society, London (its ink stamp: 'Soc. Reg. Lond / ex dono HENR. HOWARD / Norfolciensis.', f. 1).
Purchased by the British Museum from the Royal Society together with 549 other Arundel manuscripts in 1831.
Select bibliography Catalogue of Manuscripts in The British Museum, New Series, 1 vol. in 2 parts (London: British Museum, 1834-1840), I, part I: The Arundel Manuscripts, p. 13.

Walter de Gray Birch and Henry Jenner, Early Drawings and Illuminations: An Introduction to the Study of Illustrated Manuscripts (London: Bagster and Sons, 1879), p. 4.

E. M. Thompson, Wycliffe Exhibition in the King’s Library (London: Clowes and Sons, 1884), no. 7.

George F. Warner, Illuminated Manuscripts in The British Museum, Series I-IV (London: British Museum, 1903), pl. 11.

Abbot Gasquet and Edmund Bishop, The Bosworth Psalter (London: Bell and Sons, 1908), pp. 23, 30, 34, 38, 39, 41-42, 53, 68, 73.

Guido Oess, Der altenglische Arundel-Psalter: Eine Interlinear-Version in der Handschrift Arundel 60 des Britischen Museums, Anglistische Forschungen, 30 (Heidelberg, 1910).

J. A. Herbert, Illuminated Manuscripts (London: Methuen, 1911), p. 132.

Schools of Illumination: Reproductions from Manuscripts in the British Museum, 6 vols (London: British Museum, 1914-1930), I: Hiberno-Saxon and Early English Schools A. D. 700-1100, pl. 16.

John Bradley, Illuminated Manuscripts, 2nd edn (London: Bracken Books, 1920), p. 251, no. 7.

[J. A. Herbert], British Museum: Reproductions from Illuminated Manuscripts, Series 2, 3rd edn (London: British Museum, 1923), pls 7-8.

Eric. G. Millar, English Illuminated Manuscripts from the Xth to the XIIIth Century (Paris: Van Oest, 1926), p. 23, pl. 31.

English Kalendars before A. D. 1100, ed. by Francis Wormald, Henry Bradshaw Society, 72 (Woodbridge, Surrey: Boydell, 1988 (first publ. 1934), pp. 141-53.

Guide to an Exhibition of English Art (London: British Museum, 1934), no. 94.

Meyer Schapiro, 'From Mozarabic to Romanesque in Silo', Art Bulletin 21 (1939), 313-74 (p. 314 n. 4).

Mary Ann Farley and Francis Wormald, ‘Three Related English Romanesque Manuscripts’ Art Bulletin 22 (1940), 157-60 (p. 158).

Marvin Chauncey Ross, 'An Eleventh-Century English Bookcover', Art Bulletin, 22 (1940), 83-85 (p. 85 n. 9).

The Monastic Breviary of Hyde Abbey, Winchester: MSS. Rawlinson Liturg. e. 1*, and Gough Liturg. 8, in the Bodleian Library, Oxford, ed. by J. B. L. Tolhurst, Henry Bradshaw Society, LXV-LXXX, 6 vols (London: Henry Bradshaw Society, 1932-42), 6, p. 240.

F. Wormald, ‘The Survival of Anglo-Saxon Illumination after the Norman Conquest’, Proceedings of the British Academy, 30 (1944), pp. 127-45, reprinted in British Academy Papers on Anglo-Saxon England, selected by E. G. Stanley (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990), pp. 91-109 (pp. 95-96, 98, pl. 4).

F. Wormald, ‘Decorated Initials in English MSS. From A.D. 900 to 1100’, Archaeologia, 91 (1945), 107-35 (p. 129, pl. 1c).

F. Wormald, ‘The English Saints in the Litany in Arundel 60’, Analecta Bollandiana 64 (1946), pp. 72-86.

D. Talbot Rice, English Art 871-1100 (Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1952), pp. 191, 215-19, 223, pls 74b, 79.

C. R. Dodwell, The Canterbury School of Illumination 1066-1200 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1954), pp. 11 n. 3, 118-19, pl. 72f.

N. R. Ker, Catalogue of Manuscripts Containing Anglo-Saxon (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1957), no. 134.

Cecilia Sisam and Kenneth Sisam, The Salisbury Psalter, edited from Salisbury Cathedral MS. 150, Early English Text Society, 242 (London: Oxford University Press, 1959), p. ix.

Otto Pächt, C. R. Dodwell, and Francis Wormald, The St. Albans Psalter (Albani Psalter) (London: Warburg Institute, 1960), p. 147.

Francis Wormald, 'An English Eleventh-Century Psalter with Pictures: British Museum, Cotton MS Tiberius C. VI', Walpole Society, 38 (1962), 1-14, pls 1-30 (pp. 3, 6).

Francis Wormald, 'Late Anglo-Saxon Art: Some Questions and Suggestions', in Studies in Western Art: Acts of the Twentieth International Congress of the History of Art, 4 vols (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1963), I: Romanesque and Gothic Art, 19-26 (p. 22).

Medieval Libraries of Great Britain: A List of Surviving Books, ed. by N. R. Ker, 2nd edn, Royal Historical Society Guides and Handbooks, 3 (London: Royal Historical Society, 1964), p. 103.

Minnie Cate Morrell, A Manual of Old English Biblical Materials (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1965), pp. 114-17 (as 'J') [with additional bibliography].

Margaret Rickert, Painting in Britain: the Middle Ages, 2nd edn (London: Penguin Books, 1965), pp. 55, 227 n. 27, pls 52, 53.

Illuminated Manuscripts Exhibited in the Grenville Library (London, British Museum, 1967), no. 7.

J. J. G. Alexander, Norman Ilumination at Mont St Michel 966-1100 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1970), p. 179.

C. M. Kauffmann, Romanesque Manuscripts 1066-1190, Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in the British Isles, 3 (London: Harvey Miller, 1975), no. 1, pls 1-2, fig. 5.

Elzbieta Temple, Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts 900-1066, A Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in the British Isles, 2 (London: Harvey Miller, 1976), no. 103; pp. 23, 64, 116, 117, 121.

The Stowe Psalter, ed. by Andrew C. Kimmens, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1979), p. x.

Andrew G. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts c. 700-1600 in The Department of Manuscripts: The British Library, 2 vols (London: British Library, 1979), I, no. 436.

Thomas H. Besthul, 'British Library, Ms Arundel 60, and the Anselmian Apocrypha', Scriptorium: Revue internationale des études relative aux manuscrits, 35 (1981), pp. 271-75.

Nigel Morgan, 'Notes on the Post-Conquest Calendar, Litany and Martyrology of the Cathedral Priory of Winchester with a Consideration of Winchester Diocese Calendars of the Pre-Sarum period', in The Vanishing Past: Medieval Studies Presented to Chrisopher Hohler, ed. by Alan Borg and Andrew Martindale (Oxford: B. A. R., 1981), pp. 133-74 (pp. 158, 165 n. 54).

C. R. Dodwell, Anglo-Saxon Art: A New Perspective (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1982), p. 226 n. 84.

English Romanesque Art 1066-1200, Hayward Gallery, London 5 April-8 July 1984 (London: Arts Council of Great Britain, 1984), no. 7 [exhibition catalogue]

The Golden Age of Anglo-Saxon Art 966-1066, ed. by Janet Backhouse, D. H. Turner, and Leslie Webster (London: British Museum, 1984), no. 67 [exhibition catalogue].

Micheline Larès, 'Les traductions bibliques: l'example de la Grande-Bretagne', in Le Moyen Age et la bible, ed. by Pierre Riché and Guy Lobrichon, Bible de tous les temps, 4 (Paris: Beauchesne, 1984), pp. 123-40 (p. 129).

Otto Pächt, Buchmalerei des Mittelalters (Munich: Prestel, 1984), p. 87ff, fig. 122.

Francis Wormald, Collected Writings, ed. by J. J. G. Alexander, T. J. Brown, and Joan Gibbs, 2 vols (London: Harvey Miller, 1984-1988), I: Studies in Medieval Art from the Sixth to the Twelfth Centuries, pp. 64, 67, 107, 122, 125, 128, 156-57, 159, 183 n. 10, pls 79, 118, 185.

Francis Wormald, Collected Writings, ed. by J. J. G. Alexander, T. J. Brown, and Joan Gibbs, 2 vols (London: Harvey Miller, 1984-1988), II: Studies in English and Continental Art of the Later Middle Ages, pp. 22-23, n. 3.

Anglo-Saxon Litanies of the Saints, ed. by Michael Lapidge, Henry Bradshaw Society, 106 (London: Henry Bradshaw Society, 1991), no. 12.

Deborah Kahn, Canterbury Cathedral and its Romanesque Sculpture (London: Harvey Miller, 1991), pp. 60, 198 n. 57, pls 83, 215.

Wulfstan of Winchester: The Life of St Aethelwold, ed. by Michael Lapidge and Michael Winterbottom (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1991), pp. lxxi n. 121, lxxiii n. 124, xcvii.

The Eadwine Psalter: Text, Image, and Monastic Culture in Twelfth-Century Canterbury, ed. by Margaret Gibson, T. A. Heslop, and Richard W. Pfaff, Modern Humanities Research Association, 14 (London: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1992), pp. 64 n. 8, 76, 102 n. 39, 183 n. 23, 199 n. 30.

David N. Dumville, English Caroline Script and Monastic History: Studies in Benedictinism, A. D. 950-1030, Studies in Anglo-Saxon History, 6 (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 1993), pp. 59-64.

Margaret Laing, Catalogue of Sources for a Linguistic Atlas of Early Medieval English (Cambridge: Brewer, 1993), p. 66.

P. Pulsiano, Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts in Microfiche Facsimile Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 137, 2 vols (Binghamton, NY: Medieval & Renaissance Texts & Studies, 1994).

Janet Backhouse, The Illuminated Page: Ten Centuries of Manuscript Painting in the British Library (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997), no. 19.

George Brown, 'The Psalms as the Foundation of Anglo-Saxon Learning', in The Place of the Psalms in the Intellectual Culture of the Middle Ages, ed. by Nancy Van Deusen (Albany: State University of New York, 1999), pp. 1-24 (p. 7, as 'J').

Richard Gameson, The Manuscripts of Early Norman England (c. 1066-1130) (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999), p. 95 no. 356.

Maylis Baylé, ‘Architecture et enluminure dans le monde mormand’, in Manuscrits et enluminures dans le monde normand (Xe-XVe siècles), ed. by Pierre Bouet and Monique Dosdat (Caen: Presses Universitaires, 1999), pp. 51-68 (p. 67, fig. 18).

Michael Gullick, ‘Manuscrits et copistes normands en Angleterre (XIe-XIIe siècles), in Manuscrits et enluminures dans le monde normand (Xe-XVe siècles), ed. by Pierre Bouet and Monique Dosdat (Caen: Presses Universitaires, 1999), pp. 83-93 (p. 89 n. 28).

Peter Kidd, 'A Re-examination of the Date of an Eleventh-Century Psalter from Winchester (British Library, MS Arundel 60)', Studies in the Illustration of the Psalter, ed. by B. Cassidy and R. M. Wright (Stamford, Lincs.: Shaun Tyas, 2000), pp. 42-54.

Helmut Gneuss, Handlist of Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts: A List of Manuscripts and Manuscript Fragments Written or Owned in England up to 1100, Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 241 (Tempe, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2001), no. 304.

Patricia Stirnemann, 'Le témoignage des manuscrits: scribes et enlumineurs (1140-1220)’, in Monique Peyrafort-Huin, Monique, with Patricia Stirnemann and Jean-Luc Benoit, La bibliothèque médiévale de l’abbaye de Pontigny (XIIe-XIXe) siècles: histoires, inventaires anciens, manuscrits, Documents, études et répertoires, 60, Histoire des bibliothèques médiévale, 11 (Paris: CNRS Editions, 2001), pp. 55-78 (p. 67 n. 27).

Rebecca Rushforth, An Atlas of Saints in Anglo-Saxon Calendars, ASNC Guides Texts and Studies, 6 (Cambridge: Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, 2002), no. 24.

C. M. Kauffmann, Biblical Imagery in Medieval England 700-1500 (London: Harvey Miller, 2003), p. 118.

Andrew G. Watson, Medieval Manuscripts in Post-Medieval England (Aldershot: Ashgate/Variorum, 2004), pp. IX, 94.

Andrew Prescott, 'What's in a Number? The Physical Organization of the Manuscript Collecctions of the British Library', in Beatus Vir: Studies in Early English and Norse Manuscripts, ed. by A. N. Doane and Kirsten Wolf, Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 319 (Tempe, Arizona: ACMRS, 2006), pp. 471-526 (p. 484).

Catherine E. Karkow, 'Evangelist Portraits and Book Production in Late Anglo-Saxon England', in The Cambridge Illuminations: The Conference Papers, ed. by Stella Panayotova (London: Harvey Miller, 2007), pp. 55-63 (p. 56).


Images

Part  1   ff. 1-132v, 143-148v
Psalter with Old English gloss, the Psalms preceded by a calendar and compotus material (ff. 1-12), and followed by canticles and litany (ff. 119-132v), and prayers (ff. 143-148v)
* * *
 
Aquarius

f. 2
Aquarius
Pisces

f. 2v
Pisces
Aries

f. 3
Aries
 
Taurus

f. 3v
Taurus
May

f. 4
May
Gemini

f. 4
Gemini
 
Gemini

f. 4
Gemini
Cancer

f. 4v
Cancer
Leo

f. 5
Leo
 
Virgo

f. 5v
Virgo
Virgo

f. 5v
Virgo
Libra

f. 6
Libra
 
Scorpio

f. 6v
Scorpio
November

f. 7
November
Sagittarius

f. 7
Sagittarius
 
Sagittarius

f. 7
Sagittarius
December

f. 7v
December
Easter table

f. 11v
Easter table
 
The Crucifixion

f. 12v
The Crucifixion
David

f. 13
David
Beatus page

f. 13
Beatus page
 
Decorated initials

f. 15v
Decorated initials
Decorated initials

f. 19v
Decorated initials
Detail

f. 19v
Detail
 
Coloured initial

f. 47
Coloured initial
The Crucifixion

f. 52v
The Crucifixion
Decorated initial

f. 53
Decorated initial
 
Psalm 101

f. 85
Psalm 101
Coloured initials

f. 95
Coloured initials

Part  2   f. 149r-v
The Six Ages of the World (recto), and a list of the bishops of Winchester from Birinus to Walkelin (verso) 1070-1090
* * *
 
Text page in English

f. 149
Text page in English
Bishops of Winchester

f. 149v
Bishops of Winchester

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