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COLOUR: The Art and Science of Illuminated Manuscripts

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

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This exhibition celebrates the Fitzwilliam’s 2016 bicentenary with a stunning display of 150 illuminated manuscripts from its rich collections. They range from the prayerbooks of European royalty and merchants to local treasures like the Macclesfield Psalter, from an alchemical scroll and a duchess’ wedding gift to the ABC of a five-year old princess. Read more.

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Book of Hours illuminated by Vante di Gabriello di Vante Attavanti

Book of Hours illuminated by Vante di Gabriello di Vante Attavanti (c. 1480–90), Florence. © Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Book of Hours, Use of Rome, The Three Living and the Three Dead

Book of Hours, Use of Rome, The Three Living and the Three Dead (c. 1490–1510), Western France. © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

The Macclesfield Psalter, The Anointing of David

The Macclesfield Psalter, The Anointing of David (c. 1330–40), England, East Anglia, probably Norwich. © Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Dormition of the Virgin, Italy, Venice

Dormition of the Virgin, Italy, Venice (c. 1420), Master of the Murano Gradual. © Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

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