Original preserved in the National Library of Turin. Although fame as works of art that are the blessed today has been based on codices written in Visigothic (Blessed de El Escorial, Seo de Urgel, San Millan, etc.), it has also preserved a long fortnight of manuscripts in Carolingian script (that of our newspapers) or Gothic, whose artistic quality, both in calligraphy and the implementation of the thumbnails, not inferior in relation to the Visigoth copy which served as a model.
Such is the case of so-called Blessed of Turin, for being the original manuscript kept in the Biblioteca Nazionale in Turin, under the symbol ms. J.II.I (before lat. 93), which we know with certainty that was copied was modeled on the magnificent Gerona Beatus, the work of Senior, Emeterio and Ende, completed in Leon lands 975, and donated to Gerona his church cantor 1078. Juan Blessed Turin is a codex consists of 214 parchment folios 360 x 275 mm., with text arranged in two columns and 42 lines per folio, that departs from the canons mozárabes, capturing the very Romanesque style of his time.
The type of writing is an advanced carolina holds high quality, drawn by a cut in the Gothic style pen, so we can place the copy in the twelfth century and the Cathedral of Gerona own. It contains 106 miniatures (93 in Beato and another 13 in the book of Daniel) in which the copyist fits composition featuring the Visigoth Gerona Beatus, but acting with freedom in terms of colors and clothing of the drawing human figures, in which it moves away from the canons called Mozarabic to shape one’s own Romanesque style of his time.
Facsimile copy of the special edition that made the Spanish publishing Testimony, limited and numbered.
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