St Andrew
from Iluminations from The Book of Collects

  St Andrew    from    Iluminations from The Book of Collects

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1854

Illuminated manuscript of the collects for the Sundays and Red-Letter Festivals of the church year according to the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. Decorated in medieval manner, each collect is written in black ink decorated with red, with illustrated borders. Many of the borders contain biblical scenes and saints.

medium: ink on paper
technique: illuminated, calligraphy, painting


St David's Cathedral Library, St Davids, Pembrokeshire

Reproduced by kind permission of the Dean and Chapter of St David's Cathedral.

The manuscript was given to the cathedral by Miss Dorothy Ellis. In a letter dated 20th December 1928, she noted that 'the book was made by my English Great Aunts who were Puseyites of the forties and fifties. I give it in memory of my late father'. Unfortunately Miss Ellis names neither the aunts nor her father. She left Pembrokeshire for Newmarket. For a discussion of the illumination for the feast of the Nativity (Christmas Day) see the identical image in The Nativity at Newport (Pembrokeshire).





 

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St Stephen: Iluminations from The Book of CollectsRoundels showing the Adoration of the Magi, the Baptism of Christ, and Christ and the Virgin Mary at: Iluminations from The Book of CollectsThe Flight to Egypt: Iluminations from The Book of CollectsThe Presentation in the Temple: Iluminations from The Book of CollectsThe Annunciation: Iluminations from The Book of CollectsThe Entry into Jerusalem: Iluminations from The Book of CollectsThe Deposition: Iluminations from The Book of CollectsThe Risen Christ Appearing to St Mary Magdalene: Iluminations from The Book of CollectsPentecost: Iluminations from The Book of CollectsThe Tower of Babel and Peter Preaching at Pentecost: Iluminations from The Book of CollectsAbraham Greets the Lord in the Plains of Mamre and the Transfiguration: Iluminations from The Book of CollectsJohn the Baptist and John the Baptist Preaching: Iluminations from The Book of CollectsSS Simon and Jude the Apostles: Iluminations from The Book of CollectsThe Disciples receiving the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and Disciples Carrying their Crosses.: Iluminations from The Book of CollectsThe Risen Christ meets St Mary Magdalene in the Garden: Iluminations from The Book of CollectsFrontispieceThe Nativity

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