so called of Robert de Jumièges
11th century (early).
228 f. 332 x 225 mm.
Bibliothèque municipale de Rouen, ms. 274 ( Y 6)
sumptuous manuscript was given to its abbey of origin by Robert de Jumièges,
when he was still Bishop of London (1044-1050), as is noted in an inscription
at the head of the volume. As a key example of the school known as the
Winchester school, it is illustrated with thirteen full-page paintings,
arranged in very characteristic frames, frequently imitated in the 11th
century by Norman illuminators. This manuscript, with others of the same
style, played a crucial role in the artistic training of the Norman monks of