Canterbury and St. Albans: Treasures from Church and Cloister

September 20, 2013–February 2, 2014
At the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center

This exhibition brings together masterpieces of medieval English art: panels of stained glass from Canterbury Cathedral and pages from the St. Albans Psalter, a splendidly illuminated book of psalms. Uniting monumental glass painting with the art of book illumination, this presentation reveals how specific texts, prayers, and environments shaped the medieval viewer’s understanding of these pictures during the era of artistic renewal following the Norman Conquest of England.

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        Canterbury and St. Albans (Press Release)

        Canterbury and St. Albans (Available Images)

        Canterbury and St. Albans (Historical Figures and Cult of Place)

        The Ancestors of Christ Windows (Related Publication)

        The St. Albans Psalter (Related Publication)

        Canterbury and St. Albans (Related Events)

        Canterbury and St. Albans (Object List)

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Banner images (left to right): Jared (detail), from the Ancestors of Christ windows, Canterbury Cathedral, England, 1178–80. © Robert Greshoff Photography, courtesy of Dean and Chapter of Canterbury; David as Musician (detail), St. Albans Psalter, St. Albans Abbey, England, about 1130. Dombibliothek Hildesheim

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