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The importance of native dialect speakers - From Here & There: News UK

The importance of native dialect speakers - From Here & There: News UK | English Dialects | Scoop.it
It started as National Dialect day and now it shall become a weekend in Devon to look forward to. A (The importance of native dialect speakers...
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@erik_kwakkel @DamienKempf: My name is Hugo

@erik_kwakkel @DamienKempf: My name is Hugo | English Dialects | Scoop.it

This is the oldest known self-portrait of a medieval illuminator. It appears on the last page of a hefty manuscript produced at the end of the 11th century (Bodleian Library, MS. Bodl. 717). At the time most manuscripts were made in monasteries and our illuminator was a monk. He portrayed himself dipping his quill into an ink-horn and writing with a brush. The inscription surrounding his head identifies him as ‘Hugh the painter’ (Hugo pictor). Above the drawing, another inscription in red letters reads: ‘The image of the painter and illuminator of this work’ (Imago pictoris et illuminatoris huius operis). By drawing his self-portrait, Hugo wanted to highlight his contribution to the production of this big manuscript, which certainly required weeks and weeks of work. 

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Ainoa Castro's curator insight, June 26, 2013 11:52 AM

Como agradeceríamos que además del nombre añadiesen una pequeña bio... !