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Library Place Oxford
Library Name Bodleian Library
Shelfmark MS Laud Lat. 26
Folio Range Whole MS (101 fols)
Date IX ex. / X in.
  • Brittany (probably)


  • Canon tables (3-8)
  • Depiction of the Crucifixion (9v)
  • Portrait of Saint Matthew (10v)
  • Gospel of Matthew preceded by prologue and capitula
  • Portrait of Saint Mark (37v)
  • Gospel of Mark preceded by prologue and capitula
  • Portrait of Saint Luke (54v)
  • Gospel of Luke preceded by prologue and capitula
  • Portrait of Saint John (82v)
  • Gospel of John
  • Capitulare evangeliorum de circulo anni, incomplete (97r-101v).
Old Breton Materials No
Irish / Hiberno-Latin materials No
Connection with Brittany

The attribution of this MS to Brittany, accepted by Bischoff in Kat. §3814, is mostly based on the iconography, which is very similar to that of other Gospel-books of probable or certain Breton origin whose illuminators followed models originating from Tours, such as Alençon, BM, MS 84, Baltimore, Walters Art Museum, MS W.1, and Rome (Città del Vaticano), BAV, MS Archivio San Pietro D 154 (cf. EBGB 22).

Number(s) in Bischoff's Katalog 3814
Essential bibliography

Alexander 1985: 270–1; EBGB 15 (n. 4), 16–22; Fleuriot 1983: 104; ILLB In20b; Jenkinson 1908: xxxix; Kitzinger 2013b: 36; Lemoine 2005: 15, 21; Lemoine 2008: 193; MMOL; OHLP 257; Pächt and Alexander 1966–73: I, §428; PMSB 308 (§70).

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Last Updated 2021-05-27 10:35:01
Author Jacopo Bisagni
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