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Liber Hymnorum Ecclesiæ

  • Object:

    Illuminated book of hymns

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1860-1880 (made)
    c.1900 (embroidered)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ffoulkes, Anne (Mrs.), born 1831 - died 1915 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    illuminated vellum bound in embroidered red silk

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Col. Charles ffoulkes, C.B., C.B.E., D. Litt

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 94, shelf D, box 39

Physical description

Volume in embroidered red silk cover (unfinished) of 30 sheets of illuminated vellum

Place of Origin

England (made)


1860-1880 (made)
c.1900 (embroidered)


Ffoulkes, Anne (Mrs.), born 1831 - died 1915 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

illuminated vellum bound in embroidered red silk


Height: 9.25 in pages, Width: 6.125 in pages 1944

Descriptive line

Anne ffoulkes. Liber Hymnorum Ecclesiæ. Illuminations bound in a volume to form a book of hymns, made between 1860-1880. The red silk cover with unfinished embroidery worked by Anne ffoulkes c. 1900.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design & Department of Paintings, Accessions 1944, London: Printed under the Authority of the Ministry of Education 1949.


Ink; Gold paint; Vellum; Silk; Embroidery silks


Illumination; Embroidery


Books; Manuscripts; Drawings; Paintings; Christianity; Religion


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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