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

MS. Douce 215

Summary Catalogue no.: 21789


Lancelot Cycle, Branches 3, 4, 5 (fragments)
Language(s): French

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine miniatures, historiated borders, and initials. Fine miniatures added on fols. 3v and 32, 15th century begining, by the School of the Boucicaut Master. (P&A i. 571, pl. XLIII)


Origin: c. 1300 ; French

Provenance and Acquisition

Francis Douce, 1757–1834

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1834

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Summary Catalogue (1897). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1966).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (117 images from 35mm slides)

Last Substantive Revision

2018-10-14: Mitch Fraas Provenance and acquisition information added using https://github.com/littlegustv/oxfordupdates/blob/master/test_case_for_oxford_prov.rb in collaboration with the Mapping Manuscript Migrations project.