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Picture Book Romance

A visit with Anne Rudloff Stanton, Associate Professor, Department of Art History and Archaeology

By Jessica Huang
Published: - Topics: art history queen marginalia psalms Old Testament

Reading in the Margins

Topics: King David Old Testament

The Queen Mary Psalter is a book of psalms made in the early 14th century, most likely for a medieval queen, although it is now named after the book’s later owner, the queen some refer to as “Bloody Mary.” For art history professor Anne Rudloff Stanton, these miniscule images in the margins of this book provide insight into the medieval mind.