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The Sherborne Missal [Hardcover]

By Janet Backhouse (Author)
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The Sherborne Missal is one of the finest examples of early book painting. It was commissioned for the Benedictine Abbey of Sherborne in Dorset by Richard Mitford, Bishop of Salisbury 1396-1407, and Robert Bruyning, Abbot of Sherborne 1385-1415. The scribe was a Benedictine monk named John Whas, and the chief illuminator was John Siferwas, a Dominican friar and a leading artist of the 'International Gothic' period. Siferwas' work is very much in the tradition of English medieval painting, excelling in portraiture and naturalistic representation.

In this superbly illustrated study introduction to The Sherborne Missal, Janet Backhouse explores its creation and history and assesses its importance as a masterpiece in the history of English art.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: University of Toronto Press
Pages   64
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 12.54" Width: 9.54" Height: 0.48"
Weight:   1.6 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 14, 1999
Publisher   University of Toronto Press
Edition  New  
ISBN  0802047432  
ISBN13  9780802047434  

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Janet Backhouse was born in 1968.

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1Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History > Regional > European
2Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art History > Schools, Periods & Styles > Medieval
3Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Art Instruction & Reference > Calligraphy
4Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Painting > General
5Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Painting
6Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Art > Religious
7Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Calligraphy
8Books > Subjects > Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Design > Decorative
9Books > Subjects > History > Europe > England > General
10Books > Subjects > History > Europe > England
11Books > Subjects > History > World > General
12Books > Subjects > History > World > Medieval
13Books > Subjects > Home & Garden > Crafts & Hobbies > Book Making & Binding

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Scribal Arts  May 21, 2008
A wonderful collection or art and writing. A great addition to my research library. Such a unique style, too.
Beautifully done!  Jun 1, 2000
This book is a great value for the money, for those who enjoy beautiful illuminations and medieval art. The Sherborne Missal, though not well-known is a wonderful example of late medieval British art. There are many color illustrations included, as well as a description of the missal and its history, and this book is a great value for the price that I am glad I bought.

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