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Picturing the Word. Antwerp Biblical Illustrations at Little Gidding

Miræus lectures, Wednesday 29 April 2009
Paul Dyck (Canadian Mennonite University)

In the 1630s, the Ferrar family of Little Gidding (near Cambridge) constructed gospel harmonies by cutting and pasting printed English New Testaments and Antwerp biblical illustrations, forming new pages out of pre-existing parts, and also forming what did not otherwise exist: early 17th century illustrated bibles.  This presentation will describe the Ferrars’ project, with particular attention to its marriage of a Protestant text to Catholic images.