Fécamp Psalter (c. 1180)

At the end of the twelfth century some very distinguished psalters were made in monastic circles in northern France, on the border of Artois and Flanders. These manuscripts offer a similar palette of light bright colours on gold in which an orange/light green palette is prominent. The so-called Fécamp Psalter belongs to this group. It is fully illustrated, with 36 calendar miniatures depicting the Labours of the Months, 27 full-page miniatures of the Infancy and Passion of Christ, and 11 historiated initials illustrating the major divisions of the psalter. The manuscript was made at the Norman abbey at Fécamp in Normandy for an unidentified woman donor.

In the layout of psalters the calendar illustrations were usually relegated to the space above the text at the top of the page. However, in this psalter the entire left-hand page facing the calendar text is given up to a calendar illustration.

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Fécamp Psalter
c. 1180
Manuscript (76 F 13), 160 x 125 mm
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague


Fécamp Psalter
c. 1180
Manuscript (76 F 13), 160 x 125 mm
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague


Fécamp Psalter
c. 1180
Manuscript (76 F 13), 160 x 125 mm
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague


Fécamp Psalter
c. 1180
Manuscript (76 F 13), 160 x 125 mm
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague


Fécamp Psalter
c. 1180
Manuscript (76 F 13), 160 x 125 mm
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague


Fécamp Psalter
c. 1180
Manuscript (76 F 13), 160 x 125 mm
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague


Fécamp Psalter
c. 1180
Manuscript (76 F 13), 160 x 125 mm
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague


Fécamp Psalter
c. 1180
Manuscript (76 F 13), 160 x 125 mm
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague


Fécamp Psalter
c. 1180
Manuscript (76 F 13), 155 x 115 mm
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague


Fécamp Psalter
c. 1180
Manuscript (76 F 13), 155 x 120 mm
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague


Fécamp Psalter
c. 1180
Manuscript (76 F 13), 155 x 115 mm
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague


Fécamp Psalter
c. 1180
Manuscript (76 F 13), 155 x 115 mm
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague


Fécamp Psalter
c. 1180
Manuscript (76 F 13), 232 x 169 mm
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague


Fécamp Psalter
c. 1180
Manuscript (76 F 13), 155 x 115 mm
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague


Fécamp Psalter
c. 1180
Manuscript (76 F 13), 165 x 115 mm
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague


Fécamp Psalter
c. 1180
Manuscript (76 F 13), 155 x 115 mm
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague


Fécamp Psalter
c. 1180
Manuscript (76 F 13), 75 x 75 mm
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague



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