Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library
Bibliography for Harvard University, Houghton Library,
MS Richardson 32
This bibliography was compiled by Jessica Berenbeim, Justin Stover, Joshua O’Driscoll, Julia Schlozman and William Stoneman.
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HOLLIS Record (Link) and Digital Images (Link)
The New Statistical Account of Scotland. Edinburgh; London: W. Blackwood and Sons, 1845. MS cited v. I, p. 68.
Brief citation as a manuscript in the library at Newbattle Abbey.
Correspondence of Sir Robert Kerr, First Earl of Ancram, and His Son William, Third Earl of Lothian, ed. David Laing. Edinburgh: n.p., 1865–73. MS cited v. II, p. 537.
Brief citation in a list of four illuminated manuscripts in the library at Newbattle Abbey.
Illuminated Manuscripts, Incunabula, and Americana, from the Famous Libraries of the Most Hon. the Marquess of Lothian, C.H., Sold by His Order, Removed from Bickling Hall, Norfolk, and Newbattle Abbey, Midlothia, Unrestricted Public Sale, January 27 and 28, 1932 (New York: American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, Inc., 1932), lot no. 12.
A description of the manuscript and its miniatures, as well as an additional note on the importance of Livy in the later Middle Ages.
English Bindings, 1490–1940, in the Library of J. R. Abbey, ed. by G.D. Hobson. London: Chiswick Press, 1940. MS cited p. 95, no. 4 (as ‘Lothian sale lot 12’).
Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.) and Dorothy Miner, Illuminated Books of the Middle Ages and Renaissance: An Exhibition held at the Baltimore Museum of Art, January 27–March 13. Baltimore: Walters Art Gallery, 1949. MS cited no. 93 and pl. XLIV, reproducing v. II, f. 1.
A description of the manuscript with an additional note on its miniatures. HOLLIS
William A. Jackson, “The William King Richardson Library,” Harvard Library Bulletin 5.3 (1951), pp. 328–337. MS cited p. 329.
Mentioned briefly in an article on the acquisition of the Richardson collection. Available online (Link). HOLLIS
Los Angeles County Museum, Mediaeval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts; A Loan Exhibition, November 25, 1953–January 9, 1954. Los Angeles: Los Angeles County Museum, 1953. MS cited no. 56.
A brief description of the manuscript. HOLLIS
Harvard College Library, Illuminated & Calligraphic Manuscripts: An Exhibition held at the Fogg Art Museum & Houghton Library, February 14–April 1, 1955. Cambridge, Mass.: n.p., 1955. MS cited no. 65, pl. 50 and 51, reproducing v. II, ff. 1 and 134v.
A description of the manuscript’s physical properties, with an additional note on the difference between the manuscript’s two volumes. HOLLIS
W.H. Bond and C.U. Faye, Supplement to the Census of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the United States and Canada. New York: Bibliographical Society of America, 1962. MS cited p. 247.
A very brief description of the manuscript with notes on provenance and bibliography. Available online (Link).HOLLIS
Paul Oskar Kristeller, Iter Italicum: A Finding List of Uncatalogued or Incompletely Catalogued Humanistic Manuscripts of the Renaissance in Italian and other Libraries. London: Warburg Institute; Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1963–97. MS cited in v. V, p. 231.
Accessible through Iter: Gateway to the Middle Ages and Renaissance, a “subscribers only” database. To search the database, connect to: Iter Italicum and search by Houghton Library, Richardson Collection. (Link) HOLLIS
William D. Wixom, Treasures from Medieval France. Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1967. MS cited p. 278, no. VI 31, with plates reproducing v. II, ff. 18v and 37.
A discussion of the manuscript’s illumination drawing upon a letter by Millard Meiss, in which the professor argues that the two volumes do not belong together. Additional notes on provenance and bibliography. HOLLIS
Houghton Library, The Houghton Library 1942–1967: A Selection of Books and Manuscripts in Harvard Collections. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard College Library [distributed by Harvard University Press], 1967. MS cited p. 39, with a plate. reproducing vol. II, f. 1r.
Millard Meiss, with the assistance of Kathleen Morand and Edith W. Kirsch, French Painting in the Time of Jean de Berry, The Boucicaut Master. London: Phaidon, 1968. MS cited pp. 56–58, 70, 80–81, 89, 142, figs. 433 and 437, reproducing vol. II, ff. 1 and 70v.
A discussion of three Livy manuscripts believed to be illuminated by the Boucicaut workshop. Meiss names the illuminator of one scene the “Master of the Harvard Hannibal.” Meiss restates his opinion that the two volumes of the manuscript did not originally belong together (p. 80). The miniatures are listed with captions and folio numbers. HOLLIS
P. d’Ancona and E. Aeschlimann, The Art of Illumination. An Anthology of Manuscripts from Sixth to the Sixteenth Century. London: Phaidon, 1969. MS cited p. 226, no. 114, with pl. reproducing vol. II, f. 1.
A brief description of the manuscript with a discussion of its illumination. The miniature in v. II, f. 1, is incorrectly described as the “Coronation of a Pope.” Rather, it is the coronation of Hannibal as emperor of Carthage. HOLLIS
Millard Meiss, The “De Lévis Hours” and the Bedford Workshop. New Haven: Yale University Library, 1972. MS cited p. 26.
Brief mention as a visual comparison in a discussion of the De Lévis Hours. HOLLIS
Millard Meiss, with the assistance of Sharon Off Dunlap Smith and Elizabeth Home Beatson, French Painting in the Time of Jean de Berry: The Limbourgs and their Contemporaries. New York: Braziller, 1974. MS cited pp. 390 and 391.
A discussion of the Master of the Harvard Hannibal, with a list of associated manuscripts. HOLLIS
Ladislas Bugner, ed. The Image of the Black in Western Art. New York: W. Morrow, 1976. MS cited in v.II, part2, pp. 99, 280 n. 130, fig. 97 reproducing vol. II, f.1.
A brief discussion of the miniature depicting the coronation of Hannibal. HOLLIS
J.H. Loudon, James Scott and William Scott, Bookbinders. London: Scolar Press, 1980. MS cited p. 134 with pl. reproducing binding.
A detailed description of the manuscript’s binding. HOLLIS
Eberhard König, Französische Buchmalerei um 1450: Der Jouvenel-Maler, der Maler des Genfer Boccaccio und die Anfänge Jean Fouquets. Berlin: Gebr. Mann, 1982. MS cited p. 77 n. 198.
Brief mention of the Coronation of Hannibal miniature on vol.II, f.1r., arguing that the miniature was possibly painted in two stages and that the size of the figures was atypical for the Master of the Harvard Hannibal. HOLLIS
John Plummer, The Last Flowering: French Painting in Manuscripts, 1420–1530, from American Collections. New York: Pierpont Morgan Library and Oxford University Press, 1982. MS cited p. 5 (under entry for no. 6).
Briefly cited in a discussion of a manuscript believed to be produced by the workshop of the Master of the Harvard Hannibal. HOLLIS
Roger S. Wieck, “French Illuminated manuscripts in the Houghton Library: Recent Discoveries and Attributions,” Harvard Library Bulletin 31.2 (1983), pp. 188–198. MS cited p. 197.
Very brief mention in a listing of the Library’s holdings of French illumination.
Available online (Link). HOLLIS
Roger S. Wieck, Late Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts, 1350–1525, in the Houghton Library. Cambridge: Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Harvard College Library, 1983. MS cited no. 5, reproducing v. I, f. 131; and v. II, ff. 1 and 37.
A discussion of the manuscript’s illumination, providing a list of miniatures with captions and folio numbers. Particular attention is given to the relationship between the Boucicaut Master and the Master of the Harvard Hannibal. HOLLIS
François Avril. Review of Roger S. Wieck, Late Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts, 1350-1525, in the Houghton Library. Bulletin du Bibliophile 1984, 365-369. MS Cited p. 365.
Mentioned as a particularly fine example of late medieval French illumination. HOLLIS
Wilma Fitzgerald, “Ocelli nominum: Names and Shelf Marks of Famous/Familiar Manuscripts (II),” Mediaeval Studies 48 (1986), pp. 397–421. MS cited p. 407.
Very brief citation in a list of well-known manuscripts. HOLLIS
Lilian M.C. Randall, Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in the Walters Art Gallery. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press and Walters Art Gallery, 1989-. MS cited in v. II, part I, p. 15 (as MS Richardson 5).
Roger S. Wieck, “The Master of the Harvard Hannibal,” in The Marks in the Fields: Essays on the Use of Manuscripts, ed. by Rodney G. Dennis and Elizabeth Falsey. Cambridge: Houghton Library, 1992. MS cited pp. 91–94.
An essay tracing the historiography of the Harvard Hannibal from his creation by Millard Meiss through the growth of the Master’s oeuvre through subsequent attributions.
Catherine Reynolds, “English Patrons and French Artists in Fifteenth-Century Normandy,” in England and Normandy in the Middle Ages, ed. by David Bates and Anne Curry, pp. 299-313. London: Hambledon Press,1994. MS cited p. 304.
The validity of Meiss’s Master of the Harvard Hannibal is questioned. HOLLIS
Shane Carmody, “William H. Robinson, Booksellers, and the Public Library of Victoria,” The La Trobe Journal 81 (Autumn 2008), 90-105. MS cited pp. 95 and 104, n. 7.
In November 1934 this manuscript was offered by Robinson to the State Library of Victoria, Australia, and on the advice of H. Idris Bell, Keeper of Manuscripts at the British Museum, it was declined as “ a composite work with each volume in a different hand” and “the asking price too high.” HOLLIS
Christopher de Hamel. Gilding the Lilly. A Hundred Medieval and Illuminated Manuscripts in the Lilly Library. The Lilly Library, Indiana University Libraries, 2010, p. 124.
Reference to this MS as the work of the Master of the Harvard Hannibal.
Anne D. Hedeman in Elizabeth Morrison and Anne D. Hedeman, Imaging the Past in France: History in Manuscript Painting, 1250-1500. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2010. MS cited pp. 229-232 and pls. 40a (reproducing f. 1) and 40b (reproducing f. 18v (detail)) as no. 40 in this exhibition catalogue. Further references on pp. 55, 133, 190 (reproducing detail of f. 1), 192, 220 and 227
Places the manuscript in the context of medieval French manuscript history painting and discusses the current state of scholarship on this manuscript. HOLLIS
Joanna Frońska, in Scot McKendrick, John Lowden and Kathleen Doyle, eds., Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination. London: British Library, 2011MS cited p. 157. HOLLIS
MS cited in a description of British Library MS Royal 20 B. iv and attributes to Jean Galopes, chaplain to Henry V, the probable assignment of the illumination of the Royal manuscript to the Master of the Harvard Hannibal.