The Mad Tea Party for The Nursery "Alice" [Lewis Carroll] c. 1889
from the Prayer Book of Anne de Bretagne,
illuminated by Jean Poyet in the late 15th century.
"The Morgan Library & Museum houses one of the world's greatest collections of artistic, literary, musical, and historical works. Included in its holdings are original scores by Mozart and Beethoven, drawings by Rembrandt and Rubens, medieval and Renaissance works, three Gutenberg Bibles, literary manuscripts by Dickens and Twain, and five thousand year-old Near Eastern carvings. Occupying a newly enlarged, midtown Manhattan campus, designed by renowned architect Renzo Piano, the Morgan reopens to the public on April 29, 2006."
- New York Times - New York Sun.
- There has been a 4-fold increase in the available online illuminated manuscripts from the Morgan library since I last saw it 7 months ago. Through their Corsair website, more than 200 illuminated manuscripts and 20000 images are now accessible [sample image page]
- [via Charley Parker]