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Songs of the Self: The Taymouth Hours and the Female Self in Early 14th-Century England
Date: Wednesday July 22, 2009, at 3 pm
Location: Museum Lecture Hall, Getty Center
Admission: Free. Reservation required



In this lecture, Kathryn Smith, art history professor at New York University, explores the principles of Psalm illustration in a profusely illuminated book of hours made for Eleanor of Woodstock, sister of Edward III of England. The manuscript's unusual imagery includes not only stories from scripture, but also from chivalric romance and comic literature. Complements the exhibition Temptation and Salvation: The Psalms of King David.