Monday, 10 March 2014

Mystère Acquired

The British Library has announced that it has acquired the medieval manuscript Mystère de la Vengeance by Eustache Marcadé, previously part of the collections at Chatsworth House, under HM Government's in lieu of Inheritance Tax under the Acceptance in Lieu (AIL) Scheme. The manuscript was commissioned in around 1465 by Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, an avid book collector and patron of the arts, and is the only surviving complete text for the play. The manuscript contains 20 superb large miniatures by Loyset Liédet. It is on display in the Sir John Ritblat Treasures Gallery. CLICK for details.


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