Monday, 15 August 2011

looking for historical images of a great wheel and found this site...
the image is from the luttrell psalter, a celebrated manuscript, is one of the most striking to survive from the Middle Ages. Painted in rich colours embellished with gold and silver.
Commissioned by Geoffrey Luttrell, lord of the manor at Irnham, between Grantham and Spalding in Lincolnshire. He owned estates across England, due to his ancestor's loyal support and service to King John. The style of the illumination shows that Sir Geoffrey commissioned the Psalter some time between 1320 and 1340.