National Library of France
Collections and services
The world of books and libraries
Coronation of a prince (possibly Charles the Bald) between two clergymen.
Important artists include Guiard des Moulins, Jean Colombe, artist at the court of Queen Charlotte of Savoie, the Master Alderman, active among the Rouen bourgeoisie in the third quarter of the 15th century, and Evrard d’Espinques, illuminator of Jacques d’Armagnac, Duke of Nemours.
The Arsenal Library (Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal) holds more than a thousand illuminated manuscripts, most of which are in Latin or French, arising from the Marquis of Paulmy’s collections and revolutionary confiscations. For example, it has fine liturgical painted manuscripts as well as a large number of 15th century chivalric novels. Also among its most famous manuscripts are those from the library of the Dukes of Burgundy, the Evangelistary of Saint Aure (9th century), and the Psalter of Saint Louis (13th century).
Monday, March 3, 2014
Ask a librarianSINDBAD is a free virtual reference service providing document references and factual information. Ask a librarian (SINDBAD)