Digital Medieval Manuscripts at Houghton Library
Bibliography for Harvard University, Houghton Library,
MS Richardson 45
This bibliography was compiled by Jessica Berenbeim, Justin Stover, Joshua O’Driscoll and Julia Schlozman.
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HOLLIS Record (Link) and Digital Images (Link)
A Catalogue of the Choice, Curious, and Elegant Private Library of John Trotter-Brockett, Esq., F.S.A…: Which will be Sold by Auction… on Monday, the 8th Day of December, 1823, and Thirteen Following Days (Sundays excepted). London: Mr. Sotheby, 1823. MS cited p. 83, lot no. 2307.
Listed as “Officium Defunctorum et Hebdomadarum Sancta.” Brief description of manuscript as well as a note on its decoration. HOLLIS
Catalogue of the Magnificent Library, the Property of the late Seventh Duke of Newcastle, Removed from Clumber, Worksop, and Sold by Order of the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Lincoln: The Third Portion, Including Twenty-nine Highly Important Illuminated Manuscripts: Which will be Sold by Auction… on Monday, the 6th of December, 1937. London: Sotheby & Co., 1937. MS cited lot no. 959, pls. 80 and 81 (reproducing ff. 110v and 145).
Extensive description, with folio numbers, of the manuscript’s contents, physical properties, and decoration. An additional note on provenance. HOLLIS
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 p. 32, no. 84.
Mentioned—not by name, but by auction sale information—in the catalog description of a Walters manuscript (MS W. 231). These two manuscripts are believed to be illuminated by the same artist. 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 p. 17, no. 42 and pl. 28 (reproducing f. 1).
Brief description of manuscript’s physical properties, approximate date, and provenance. HOLLIS
Millard Meiss, “The Exhibition of French Manuscripts of the XIII-XVIth-Centuries at the Bibliothèque Nationale,” Art Bulletin 38.3 (1956), pp. 187-196. MS cited p. 193, n. 23.
Brief citation in a footnote with respect to a group of manuscripts associated with the atelier of the Luçon Master.
Available online (Link). 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. 248.
Brief description of manuscript’s contents, physical properties, approximate date, as well as attribution of illuminations, and provenance. Available online (Link). HOLLIS
Millard Meiss, French Painting in the Time of Jean de Berry. The Late XIV Century and the Patronage of the Duke. London and New York, 2nd ed., 1969. MS cited p. 358.
Brief citation in a listing of manuscripts associated with the Luçon Master. 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 p. 395.
Brief description included in a list of manuscripts associated with the Luçon Master, with an additional note on bibliography. 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 p. 6, no. 3 and p. 7, reproducing f. 103.
A discussion and description of the manuscript, listing miniatures with folio numbers, provenance, and bibliography. HOLLIS