Item Details

Call Number: MS Gen 1111
Title: Legenda aurea
Associated Websites: Ms Gen 1111: Book of the month.
Date of Creation: Between 1399 and 1499
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Gen 1111
Content: Jacobus de Voragine. Legenda sanctorum, cum supplemento. s. xv2. Known as: Legenda aurea. Flanders, 15th cent.
For detailed description see: N.R. Ker, Medieval manuscripts in British libraries, v.2, pp 916-919.
Noted in L. MacKinney, Medical illustrations in medieval manuscripts, p.127: Glasgow, Scotland, University of Glasgow Library, MS BE.X.6 (15th c). Jacobus de Voragine, Legenda aurea. ff. 33, 179. Surgery: circumcision of Christ child. Medical Saints: Cosmas and Damian hold jars.
Physical Description: Bound vol.
Access: Normal conditions
Language: Latin
Material Type: Document
Notes: This manuscript has been exhibited on the following occasions: 'Flemish Art, 1300-1700', Royal Academy of Arts, London, 5 December 1953-6 March 1954; 'The Glory of the Page', Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Oct. 1987-Jan. 1988, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Feb.-Apr. 1988, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Jun.-Aug. 1988, Burrell Collection, Glasgow, Nov. 1988-Jan. 1989; 'Tover van de middeleeuwen: Vlaamse miniaturen voor Van Eyck', Romaanse Poort, Leuven, 8 September-7 November 1993; 'The Magic of the Middle Ages, Part 1: Sacred Manuscripts', Glasgow University Library, 21 April-30 July 1994; 'Golden Legends', Museum van het Boek, The Hague, 10 October 1997-11 January 1997.
Bibliography: Sandra Billington, 'The "cheval fol" of Lyon and other asses', Fools and folly, edited by Clifford Davidson (Kalamazoo, 1996), pp 9-33 and plate 3; Bert Cardon, 'Pre-Eyckian originality: the Middle Dutch Speculum Humanae Salvationis (London, B.L., Add. MS. 11575 ) and the tradition', Flanders in a European perspective: manuscript illumination around 1400 in Flanders and abroad: proceedings of the International Colloquium, Leuven, 7-10 September 1993, edited by Maurits Smeyers and Bert Cardon (Leuven, 1995), pp 267-283, note 34; N.R. Ker, Medieval manuscripts in British libraries, vol. 2 (Oxford, 1977), pp 916-919; L. MacKinney, Medical illustrations in medieval manuscripts (London, 1965); S.L. Reames, 'The Second Nun's Prologue and Tale', Chaucer: sources and analogues of the Canterbury Tales, edited by R.M. Correale and Mary Hamel, vol. 1 (Woodbridge, 2002), pp 491-527, especially p. 496, note 20; N.J. Rogers, The Glasgow 'Legenda Aurea' and its place in Flemish art (Stone Lecture in Bibliophily, University of Glasgow, 17 March 1982, GUL MS Gen 1580); Royal Academy of Arts, Flemish art 1300-1700 (London, 1953), p. 152 (no. 563); Katharina Smeyers, 'De moord op Thomas Becket in de Vlaamse miniatuurkunst', Thomas Becket in Vlaanderen: waarheid of legende? Kapel in de Groeningeabdij Kortrijk, 7 mei-11 juli 2000, Stedelijke Musea Kortrijk (Kortrijk, 2000), pp 73-95, note 22 and plate 30 - colour reproduction of f. 29v; Katharina Smeyers, 'A pre-Eyckian Legenda Aurea (Glasgow, U.L., MS. Gen. 1111): tradition and innovation', Flanders in a European perspective: manuscript illumination around 1400 in Flanders and abroad: proceedings of the International Colloquium, Leuven, 7-10 September 1993, edited by Maurits Smeyers and Bert Cardon (Leuven, 1995), pp 237-249, including 7 plates; Maurits Smeyers, L'art de la miniature flamande du VIIIe au XVIe scle (Tournai, 1998), pp 209-211, plates 47-49; Maurits Smeyers et al., Naer natueren ghelike: Vlaamse miniaturen voor Van Eyck, ca 1350-ca 1420 (Leuven, 1993), p. 87, with colour plate of fol. 6vo; pp 113-115, with colour late of fol. 354vo; Maurits Smeyers and Bert Cardon, 'Campin's imagery: sources, interpretation and influence', Robert Campin: new directions in scholarship, edited by Susan Foister and Susie Nash ([Turnhout], 1996), p. 161 and illustration, p.163; Cyriel Stroo (Ed), Pre-Eyckian Panel Painting in the Low Countries (2 vols), (Brussels, 2009), see index to Vol 1 Catalogue for numerous references; Nigel Thorp, The glory of the page (London, 1987), no. 114; Susie Vertongen, 'Herman Scheerre, the Beaufort Master and the Flemish miniature painting: a reopened debate', Flanders in a European perspective: manuscript illumination around 1400 in Flanders and abroad: proceedings of the International Colloquium, Leuven, 7-10 September 1993, edited by Maurits Smeyers and Bert Cardon (Leuven, 1995), pp 251-265, note 23; Vlaamse miniaturen voor Van Eyck, ca 1380-ca 1420: catalogus: Cultureel Centrum Romaanse Poort, Leuven, 7 september-7 november 1993 (Leuven, 1993), pp 83-86.
Accession Number: 1637
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Repository Code: GB 0247

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exhibition: Flemish Art, 1300-1700
Winter Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, 5 December 1953-6 March 1954.
exhibition: Glory of the Page 1987-1989
Exhibition of medieval manuscripts from Glasgow University Library: Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Oct. 1987-Jan. 1988, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Feb.-Apr. …
exhibition: Golden Legends 1997
Exhibition: Golden Legends: stories about saints in the Middle Ages, Museum van het Boek, The Hague, 10 October 1997-11 January 1997.
exhibition: Magic of the Middle Ages 1994-1995
Exhibition: The Magic of the Middle Ages: Manuscript Treasures of Glasgow University Library. Part 1: Sacred Manuscripts, Glasgow University Library, 21 April-30 …
exhibition: Vlaamse Miniaturen voor Van Eyck 1993
Exhibition: 'Tover van de middeleeuwen: Vlaamse miniaturen voor Van Eyck' (Flemish miniatures before Van Eyck), Romaanse Poort, Leuven, 8 september-7 november 1993.
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