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The Hague, RMMW, 10 B 23

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Guiard des Moulins, Grande Bible Historiale Complétée

Place of origin, date:

Paris, Raoulet d'Orl‚ans (scribe), Jean Bondol, First Master of the Bible of Jean de Sy and others (illuminators); 1371-1372


Vellum, ff. 580, 292x215 (220x150) mm, 49 lines, littera textualis, Binding: 18th-century blue leather


1 full-page miniature (214x155 mm); 11 two-column miniatures (168/54x151/102 mm); 247 column miniatures (70x70 mm); 12 historiated initials (45/25x41/25 mm); 4 illustrations in the margin; decorated initials with border decoration (ff. 3r, 4v, 5r, 5v, 6v, etc.);penwork initials with pen-flourishes throughout


ordered by Jean de Vaudetar for King Charles V of France (d. 1380); lent to Louis I, duke of Anjou (d. 1384); after 1384 in the possession of John, duke of Berry (d. 1416); restituted in 1416 to King Charles VI (d. 1422); purchased in 1424 by John Plantagenet, duke ofBedford. G. Bluet of Paris (17th century). Presented in 1708 by the Jesuits of the Collège de La Flèche to Nicolas-Joseph Foucault (d. 1721). C. d'Orléans de Rothelin (d. 1744); purchased in 1749 at his sale at G. Martin, Paris (cat. 14 April, no. 50) by L.-J. Gaignat of Paris (d.1768); purchased in 1769 at the Gaignat sale at G.F. De Bure le Jeune, Paris (cat. 1 Febr., no. 58) by Gerard Meerman (1722-1771) of Rotterdam, later The Hague; by descent to his son Johan Meerman (1753- 1815); acquired between 1815 and 1824 by Willem H.J. van Westreenen vanTiellandt (1783-1848) of The Hague; by legacy to the kingdom of the Netherlands in 1848


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