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An illustrated Album Amicorum of Paul van Dale, written in about A.D. 1569-1578

MS. Douce d. 11
Held at the Weston Library

  • Request

Consisting of mounted paintings, chiefly of Italian magnates, lay and ecclesiastical, types of Italian ladies, etc., done to the order of van Dale's friends, chiefly at Rome or Bologna: the friends usually write their names and the date (1569-78), with motto.

Fols. 1-3 are occupied by paintings of a young man, 'ætatis suæ 17', '... 18', '... 19', but all dated 1569: his arms are, Quarterly 1st and 4th argent an eagle rising sable on a hillock vert, 2nd and 3rd azure four bars humetty or.


  • Creation: written in about A.D. 1569-1578


47 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • Italian


MS. Douce d. 11

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. IV, no 21987

Physical Facet

On paper


9 3/8 × 6 3/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom