¶ Huntingfield psalter (c. 1212–1220) [MS]

September 6, 2017

13th cent.

Huntingfield psalter.

Illuminated manuscript. Oxford, c. 1212–1220. 165 leaves.

Sydney Cockerell’s diary, 2 May 1895: “W.M. went up to Quaritch’s with Mr Ellis, to buy the Huntingfield Psalter.”

Provenance: Lucia and Rogerus de Huntingfeld. — Brudenell family. — Quaritch catalogue, 1890, no. 6. — Quaritch catalogue 103, 1890, no. 82 (£800). — Quaritch catalogue 118, 1 December 1891, no. 813 (£800). — Quaritch catalogue 138, December 1893, no. 11. — Morris (purchased from Quaritch, 2 May 1895). — Richard Bennett. — J. Pierpont Morgan. — Morgan Library (MS M.43).

References: Additional bibliography (Morgan Library). — Curatorial description (Morgan Library). — de Ricci, 2:1373, no. 43. — Morgan Catalogue 4, no. 16. — Schoenberg (SDBM_MS_7349).

Images: Morgan Library.

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Morgan Library


Morgan Catalogue 4:

Cockerell’s marginalia in Morgan Catalogue: “Lent to the Burlington Fine Arts Club 1908. no. 36 | See Quaritch’s Facsimiles 1892 plates 8–12 | Valued at £800 by the Morris Executors. | The verse-initials of this book are identical in style with some of those in the New College Oxford Oxford Psalter partly illuminated by W. de Brail[e]s. | Quaritch’s Cat. 103 Ap. 1890 £800 (no. 82). | Quaritch’s Cat. 118 Dec. 1891 £800 (no. 813).”

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