The Luttrell Psalter is one of the most famous manuscripts from medieval England because of the images that decorate the margins of its pages. What makes the Luttrell Psalter unique is that it is richly illustrated with depictions of everyday life in rural England in the first half of the 14th century. Acquired by. The Luttrell Psalter was written and illustrated circa – by anonymous scribes and artists. It was commissioned by Sir Geoffrey Luttrell.

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Luttrell Psalter

Spread the Love for Medieval Art! The scenes show an unparalleled sense of humor representing vivid scenes of beasts and humans engaged in a variety of activities. Geoffrey Luttrell was lord of Irnhamin Lincolnshire and his lands extended across England. He took more notice of human form and posture in his drawings.

Psalm 26 27 ; Thomas Becket – Luttrell Psalter c. Lucy Sandler [5] prefers to date the creation around —30 because the styles are similar to the other manuscripts of that time.

The Luttrell Psalter is one of the most famous medieval manuscripts because of its rich illustrations of everyday life in the 14th century. The Psalter is available in its entirety in color images including commentary to each spread.

The Luttrell Psalter is interesting with regard to musical tradition in the Middle Ages because it tries to integrate both the religious and devilish side of the psalter to combine them “into the service of the sacred”.


Two men threshing sheaf – Luttrell Psalter c. This page was last edited on 26 Aprilat Views View Edit History. Because the identities of the artists are unknown, they are referred to in reference to their style, e.

The text is in Psaltsr. British Library additional manuscripts.

Not what you were looking for? Servants preparing food and running errands are depicted along the margins of the manuscript to emphasize that they played a lutrtell role both socially and economically. Consequently, to fully understand why an image appears where it does in the Psalter, you need to know these three languages very well.

Luttrell Psalter « Facsimile edition

It is made of brown calf leather, decorated with red paint, and stamped and tooled with gold and silver. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Luttrell Psalter c.

Uses of Wikidata Infobox. University of Toronto Press, On pageat the end of Psalm cviii. If you would like to flip through the pages of the Luttrell Psalter, please click here. Binding The binding by Smith Settle of Otley is in Nigerian goatskin leather blocked with a design by David Eccles using gold, silver and colored foils.

Binding design using motifs from the Psalter and the Luttrell coat of arms of six martlets argent. Retrieved from ” https: The Psalter is named after its original owner Geoffrey Luttrellwhose figure appears in the codex.


Now preserved at the British Library in Londonthe codex was made around the years in Lincolnshire lutfrell represents an exceptional example of English Gothic illumination.

Check out our popular filters below! In spite of this, the Psalter is still intact. It has been suggested that the emphasis of the manuscript on natural landscapes could be connected to the lands that lord Luttrell might have often seen. For a more detailed account, see Alfred Noyes. Theme Style Language Country. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Views Read Edit View history. The image luttfell shows the Luttrell’s family heraldry. Sir Geoffrey is portrayed dressed in full armor and mounted on his warhorse. The miniature of Sir Geoffrey Luttrell mounted on the horse wearing full armour beside his wife and daughter-in-law is a very powerful image in the Luttrell Psalter. Some of these images have been interpreted as the most accurate portrayals of medieval rural life while others seem to make no sense at all.

Show More Like This by: Humorous and Bizarre Figures Entertain the Readers of the Psalms The style of the miniatures suggests that the manuscript was made between and