A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Douce 185

Summary Catalogue no.: 21759



Probably a companion volume to Baltimore, Walters Art Museum, MS. W.148.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Important, fine and good miniatures, fine borders, historiated and other initials, many with fleuronnée work. In two different styles (P&A i. 136, pl. X). Now attributed to the atelier of the Willehalm Master.


Origin: 14th century, second quarter and end ; German, lower Rhineland

Provenance and Acquisition

Francis Douce, 1757-1834

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova based on the Summary Catalogue and supplementary sources; partially updated (origin, decoration) January 2017 in the light of the Digital Walters description of Walters MS. W.148.


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Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (41 images from 35mm slides)