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Sheds in medieval illuminated manuscripts

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 10, 2013 01:07 AM
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by (alex johnson) last modified Jan 09, 2013

The British Library has not only put online its fantastic Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts  , it has also effectively put them in the Public Domain, even though they are technically still in copyright in the UK until 2040. There are obviously lots of marvellous images there - in fact 35,661 of them from 4,231 different manuscripts - but with shuddering predictability we've focused on the search term 'shed' . Pictured above and below are a couple of results from Petrus de Crescentiis's Ruralia commoda in a French translation attributed to Jean Corbechon, dating from the Netherlands in the late 15th century. Above is a man winnowing wheat, below the author in an orchard (might he have shedworked in that shed?). ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Wednesday posts are sponsored by The Stable Company® , the UK's premier supplier of garden offices and garden rooms. Click here





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