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The Harley Psalter

Produced in England, Canterbury, Christ Church, early 11th century, with additions executed ca. 1140.
London, British Library, Harley MS 603

The Harley Psalter is the first copy of the Utrecht Pslater, initiated in the early 11th century and partially completed by three groups of artisans through the third quarter of the century. Twelve tinted drawings illustrating Psalms 52–62 and 65 were added later, around 1140, The illustrations preserve a great deal of the compositions and the dynamism of the Utrecht drawings, but were executed in green, blue, pale sepia, and red inks.


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Thumbnail image from the Harley PsalterOpen to fols. 7v–8r, illustrating Psalms 13, 14, and 15 .

 

Thumbnail image from the Harley PsalterDetail of fol. 7v, depicting an illustration of Psalm 13.

 

Thumbnail image from the Harley PsalterDetail of fol. 8r, depicting an illustration of Psalm 15.

 

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Image of folio 6v, including the text and illustration of Psalm 11.


 

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