Christie No.: 65
Name of Work: The Felbrigge Psalter
Country: Great Britain
Site: London: Library, British Library
Date: first quarter 14c.
Dimensions: h. 21cm, w. 14.6cm (h. 8.25 in., w. 5.75 in.)
Virgin Mary: Annunciation
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Bibliography: Davenport, C., English Embroidered Bookbindings (1899), pp. 28-30; fig. 3 (reconstruction)
Christie, A., "English Primitives - London Painters and Opus Anglicanum," Burlington Magazine, LIII (1928), p. 266
Wallis, P., "Embroidered Binding of the Felbrigge Psalter," British Library Journal, XIII (1987), pp. 71-78
Notes: Front cover of British Library, MS Sloane 2400.
Embroidered panel on linen ground incorporated into 18th century binding. Earliest known surviving embroidered binding.
Previously owned by Anne Felbrigge, daughter of Sir Simon Felbrigge (1368-1442).
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