Beatus of Valcavado (Beato, University of Valladolid). Original preserved in the Library of the College of Santa Cruz of the University of Valladolid. Blessed splendid facsimile reproduction of Valcavado which is next to New York Thompsoniano and Seo de Urgel (both also have them available), a trio of blesseds of the same family, known for its good calligraphy and the quality of their thumbnails. Today is the jewel in the Library of the College of Santa Cruz (founded in the fifteenth century) at the University of Valladolid. He was earlier in the school of Valladolid and San Ambrosio went to the University as a result of the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1767. The manuscript currently consists of 230 pages, 355 x 245 mm., But was originally a larger, because its folios were trimmed margins at least one centimeter.
The writing is Visigothic, perfect, round like the show also other codices of the Kingdom of León in the same period. Gone are 14 folios and is very likely to be his five folios with genealogies that has the 14-2 Showcase the National Library of Madrid (Beatus of Fernando I and Doña Sancha, also available). The manuscript was composed at the request of the Abbot Sempronius, by a monk named Oveco the monastery of Santa Maria de Valcavado the banks of the river Carrión, north and not far from Saldaña. And he did it in a very short time, he worked for 92 days (June 8 to September 8, 970), at five and a half pages a day, which is a record for the altomedievales uses.
Besides the abundant decorated initials, currently it consists of 97 miniatures, some on two pages and many full folio, usually in good condition. The technique of drawing and colors are similar to those of his brothers cited and inserted in the style of the great school Leon Magio initiated and developed by other scribes as Senior or Emeterio. Characteristic of this school is to divide the model into bands of different colors in an attempt to gain perspective. Jerome’s Commentary Book of Daniel, in which stands the miniature King Belshazzar’s Feast, follows a different painting technique.
This facsimile offered corresponds to the edition by the University of Valladolid in 1993. Folio, size 26 x 35.5 cm. 400 pages approx. facsimile. Full leather binding with the title and the University seal on the cover. Numbered and limited to 975 copies edition. Accompanied by book study with the same binding. Both books in a storage case and overall format.
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