British Library Illuminated Manuscripts Wall Calendar 2019
Standard wall calendar 300 x 300 mm (opening to 600 x 300mm - image on top half and large datepad below); 12 beautiful monthly colour plates; Cellophane wrapped, with stiffening board. Produced for the British Library by the company Flame Tree Publishing.
The artwork -
Prior to the invention of the printing press, all books had to be written by hand. Manuscripts are the beautiful manifestation of this craft, and the most precious and expensive of such manuscripts were 'illuminated' through the use of brightly coloured pigments and gold embellishments. Drawing from the British Library's extensive collection, this calendar features 12 stunning and intricate details. Whether familiar with medieval history or an appreciator of fine craftsmanship, this beautiful calendar provides a visual treat. Informative text accompanies each work and the datepad features previous and next months views.