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  • The Psalter of Mary de Bohun and Henry Bolingbroke. England, London or Pleshey Castle, Essex, c.1380-1385. This Psalter is one of the eleven books made for the Bohun family between 1350 and 1394. It was produced around 1380 to celebrate the marriage of Mary (d. 1394), daughter of Humphrey de Bohun, Earl of Hereford and Essex, to Henry Bolingbroke, the future Henry IV (1399-1413). It is illustrated with thirty-five scenes from the life of David, including the episodes with Abigail. If the courtly refinement of architectural details and fashionable costumes was conditioned by the dynastic preoccupations of the Bohun family, the rich biblical narrative was the work of their learned artists, John de Teye (documented 1361-1384) and the other Augustinian friars who were ‘seconded’ to work on the Bohun manuscripts at Pleshey Castle.
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