Dublin Apocalypse. IE TCD MS 64 Public Deposited

Dublin Apocalypse. IE TCD MS 64

Alternative title
  • Bible. Revelation. Latin. Dublin Apocalypse
Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • IE TCD MS 64 ; former shelfmark: Lyon: K.4.31
Rights statement
  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Copyright status
Date Created
  • circa 1339
  • circa 1300
  • MS 64, the Dublin Apocalypse is an apocalypse manuscript in the style of the Ormesby Psalter workshop, created around 1300-1339 (L.F. Sandler dates the codex as c1310-c1320: see her 'Gothic Manuscripts 1285-1385, A Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in the British Isles' 5, (London, 1986)). Unlike most apocalypses which typically contain half-page illustrations, the Dublin Apocalypse contains almost full-page pictures, in gold and colour, drawn by an artist who was undoubtedly the Ormesby Master. 73 out of 75 of these illustrations remain (1rv is lost; likely lost are pictures of John on Patmos, and the vision of Christ among the candlesticks (see M.R. James, The Dublin Apocalypse, Cambridge, 1932, p. 3).Bound in 19th-century red blind-tooled morocco; with stamp of paschal lamb and Sadleir’s bookplate on front board. For further information see the Manuscripts & Archives Research Library’s catalogue entry:
  • TCD MS 64 was presented to the College by Franc Sadleir, provost of Trinity College Dublin (died 1851), possibly in exchange for old uncatalogued annuals (see Bernard Meehan, 'A note on the Dublin Apocalypse (Trinity College Dublin MS 64)' in Scriptorium 38, (1984), 82-83, p. 83) . 'Born in 1775, Sadleir became a Fellow of Trinity College in 1805. He was Professor of Hebrew from 1822 to 1825, Professor of Mathematics from 1825 to 1836, and Librarian from 1821 until appointed Provost of the College in December 1837' (Bernard Meehan, 'A note on the Dublin Apocalypse (Trinity College Dublin MS 64)' in Scriptorium 38, (1984), 82-83, p. 82). The ownership of the codex prior to Sadleir remains unknown.
Resource type
  • colored ink
  • ink
  • morocco (leather)
  • parchment (animal material)
  • English
Digital Object Id
  • MS64_046
  • 0148011


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