Scenes from the Life of Christ


Shelf mark Arundel 83 Part 2, fol. 124
Format 33,5 x 22 cm
Origin England, ca 1310
Library London, British Library
Topic Psalter
Style Gothic
Description German or English
SKU: 1147 Category:


One of the greatest works of 14thcentury English book illumination

The Madonna-Master, one of the two main artists, combines the French decorative Gothic ideal of human grace and courtly elegance with decorative elements of the Anglican style reflecting contemporary panel-painting. Six pair wise arranged scenes tell about Christ’s childhood: The Birth, Annunciation to the shepherds, Christ´s Circumcision, The Adoration of the Three Magi, Christ’s Presentation in the Temple, The Flight of the Holy Family to Egypt.