Anne Rudloff Stanton
Professor Stanton in the Exeter
College, Oxford, library
examining a manuscript

Faculty Development Award
from the Campus Writing Program
for "In their Own Words: Art in
its Contexts", 2014

The Queen Mary Psalter
The Queen Mary Psalter:
A Study of Affect and Audience


Anne Rudloff Stanton

Associate Professor of Medieval and Northern Renaissance Art
Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin

phone: 573-882-6711
fax: 573-884-5269

mailing address:
Department of Art History and Archaeology
102 Swallow Hall
507 South 9th St.
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Research Area: 

Medieval and Northern Renaissance Art

Research Description 
The decoration of medieval illuminated prayerbooks often reflects complex relationships between storytelling, devotional practice, and page design. My research explores these relationships in 13th and 14th century prayerbooks made for English patrons, particularly a group of manuscripts decorated with sequential images in their initials and margins. I also publish and present on the patronage of Isabella of France, the queen of Edward II of England and mother of Edward III, with whom several of these manuscripts have been connected. 

My courses address the art and architecture of northwestern Europe from the 11th through the 16th centuries.  In addition to the broad foundation in our large surveys of Ancient and Medieval Art, Renaissance through Modern Art, I offer students a more focused exploration of illustrated books in Art of the Book and period surveys of late medieval art and architecture and Renaissance art.  Courses at the senior and graduate level explore various topics under general rubrics, including recent courses on Romanesque pilgrimage art and architecture; Gothic Manuscript Illumination; and theoretical approaches to northern Renaissance prints and paintings. Recent graduate seminars have addressed maps and diagrams in medieval art, medieval cities, symbol and illusion in northern Renaissance painting, and other topics. 


  • AHA 1110: Ancient & Medieval Art
  • AHA 1120: Renaissance through Modern Art
  • AHA 2150: Art of the Book
  • AHA 3530: Late Medieval Art
  • AHA 3630: Northern Renaissance Art
  • AHA 4530/7530: Romanesque Art and Architecture
  • AHA 4540/7540: Gothic Art and Architecture
  • AHA 4660/7660: Art and Ideas in the Northern Renaissance
  • AHA 8110 Introduction to Graduate Studies
  • AHA 8520: Seminar in Medieval Art
  • Recent 4000/7000 level courses have explored Romanesque pilgrimage arts, English Gothic art and architecture, Gothic manuscript illumination, and theoretical approaches to northern Renaissance painting and printmaking, and other topics.
  • Recent graduate seminars have included studies of the medieval book as an object, the medieval city, and other topics.

Selected Publications

In addition to book reviews and encyclopedia entries, publications in this millennium include a book, The Queen Mary Psalter: A Study of Affect and Audience (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 2001 – winner of the American Philosophical Society's Millennium Award) and the following shorter studies:

  • Design, Devotion, and Durability in Gothic Prayer Books,” in Manuscripta Illuminata: Approaches to Understanding Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts, ed.Colum Hourihane (Princeton, 2014): 87-107. 
  • "Turning the Pages: Marginal Narratives and Devotional Practice in Gothic Prayerbooks," in Push Me, Pull You: Imaginative and Emotional Interaction in Late Medieval and Renaissance Art, ed. Sarah Blick and Laura Gelfand (Leiden, 2011): 75-122. 
  • Queen Mary and her Psalter: a Gothic Manuscript in Tudor England," in Medieval Art and Architecture After the Middle Ages, ed. Alyce Jordan and Janet Marquardt (Cambridge, 2009): 18-38.
  • "Isabelle of France and her Manuscripts, 1308-1358," in Capetian Women, ed. Kathleen Nolan, The New Middle Ages (New York, 2003): 225-252 and Figures 10.1 - 10.
  • "The Psalter of Isabelle of France, Queen of England: Isabelle as the Audience" Word & Image 18 (2002): 1-27.
    The Queen Mary Psalter: A Study of Affect and Audience (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 2001 – winner of the APS Millennium Award