Manuscripts
Manuscript:
Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 610 ff. 59–72 and ff. 123–146 = (part of the) Book of the White Earl
  • c. 1410-1452
Thanisch, Eystein, “What the Butlers saw: Acallam na senórach and its marginalia in the Book of the White Earl”, Aiste 4 (2014): 35–57.
Ralph, Karen, “Medieval antiquarianism: the Butlers and artistic patronage in fifteenth-century Ireland”, Eolas: The Journal of the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies 7 (2014): 2–27.  
abstract:
This paper examines the artistic and literary commissions of the Butler family in fifteenth-century Ireland with particular reference to James Butler, fourth Earl of Ormond, the White Earl, and his nephew, Edmund MacRichard Butler, and their patronage of two illuminated manuscripts, today bound as a single volume, Oxford, Bodleian Library, Laud MS Misc. 610. The ornamentation of these manuscripts is antiquated and Insular in nature and the textual contents reflective of manuscripts produced three centuries earlier. This paper places the antiquated designs alongside Butler patronage of architecture and the traditional literary arts and seeks to understand the motivations behind deliberate artistic archaism in fifteenth-century Ireland.

Results for Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 610/Book of the White Earl (1)