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Abell, William (d. 1474), manuscript artist, is associated by documentary evidence only with the consolidation charter of Eton College of March 1446, for which he was paid £1 6s. 8d. But a number of other works can be attributed to him on stylistic grounds, including the similarly illuminated charter for ...

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Alexis Master (fl. c. 1120–c. 1140), manuscript artist, was active at St Albans Abbey, and probably at Bury St Edmunds Abbey, in the 1120s and 1130s. The name 'Alexis Master', first coined in German by the art historian Adolph Goldschmidt...

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William de Brailes (fl. c. 1230–1260) manuscript illumination The British Library

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Brailes, William de (fl. c. 1230–1260), manuscript artist, whose signature, W. de Brail', appears in two illustrated manuscripts of the mid-thirteenth century, is almost certainly identifiable as the William de Brailes named in five Oxford property deeds of c.1230–1260. Although the documents do not specify ...

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Johannes (fl. c. 1400–c. 1420), manuscript artist, identifies himself in the words (Magister Johannes me fecit'Master John made me') written on the hem of the robe of the Great Khan, as he is shown enthroned in a miniature on folio 220 of a manuscript of ...

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Scheerre [Scheere, Skereueyn], Herman [Herman of Cologne] (fl. c. 1388–c. 1422), manuscript artist, was an illuminator of German or Flemish origin who worked in London c.1405–c.1422. He is probably to be identified with the illuminator Herman of Cologne whose name occurs in the household accounts of ...

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John Siferwas (fl. 1380–1421) self-portrait [right, with John, fifth Baron Lovell of Titchmarsh] © The British Library Board, Harley MS 7026, fol. 4v

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Siferwas, John (fl. 1380–1421), manuscript artist, was active in the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries. He depicted himself several times in the habit of a Dominican friar, and is probably identifiable as the 'John Cyfrewas' of the Dominican community in ...