Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Luttrell Salter Illustrations

The Lutrell Salter is a book produced in 1320-1325. A psalter is a collection of religious texts. These texts were usually heavily illuminated.
The Lutrell Salter was owned by Sir Geoffrey Luttrell (1276-1345) an English nobleman.

The British Library has a copy of this text available online which has a nifty zoom function.

Luttrel Salter at British Library

The illustrations in this text carry moral messages to keep the reader on the straight and narrow but also depict folk in everyday activities such as ploughing and feeding livestock. The images are thought to be by a few illustrators

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