MINIATURIST, English
(active 1430s in London)

William Bruges's Garter Book

1430s
Manuscript (Stove MS 594)
British Library, London

This Latin codex, a pictorial book of arms of the Order of the Garter, contains 26 full page miniatures with a standing knight holding a panel with heraldic shields of successors in their Garter stalls at St George Chapel, Windsor, and one full page miniature of George and the dragon and a kneeling Garter King (the principal officer of the Order).

The miniature on folio 5v shows the Garter King wearing a tabard with the royal arms and crown kneeling before George, who is spearing a dragon, with two Garters at the top of the page. The Garter King may be a representation of the first Garter King, William Bruges.




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