Illuminated Manuscripts Masterclass
Wed 9 Oct 2019
10.30am-12.30pm & 2pm-4pmHouse
Women feature large in Waddesdon’s collection of 26 illuminated medieval manuscripts, in a variety of guises: as patrons of books of hours and a psalter, as authors, for example Christine de Pisan, or as subjects, as in Anne of Brittany’s Coronation Order.
In addition, there are biblical women such as Eve and Bathsheba, a veritable host of female saints, including Apollonia, Barbara, Margaret and Catherine, and, the most featured and revered woman of all, the Virgin Mary. This day of four hour-long sessions, two before lunch, two after lunch, will explore how women are depicted in a selection of Waddesdon’s medieval manuscripts and consider what the images reveal about 14th and 15th century life.
Morning session: 10.30am-12.30pm (break for coffee/biscuits at 11.30am)
Afternoon session: 2pm-4pm (break for tea/cake at 3pm)
Adult £40 per session.
Meet at the Manor Restaurant.
Please note that if you wish to visit the House then you will be required to purchase a ticket.