The Chronicle Rolls - Genealogy of Christ, with Chronicle of Popes and Emperors

Peter of Poitiers, 13th Century


About this object

The ‘Genealogy of Christ, with Chronicle of Popes and Emperors’ was probably made around 1250. This 'chronicle roll' traces the family tree of the Bible from Adam and Eve to Jesus and the twelve apostles, who are illustrated in this image from the roll.

There are several verions of the roll in existence. Their production is commonly associated with the French theologian Peter of Poitiers. The Walker's version was made after his death and it is thought it was made by one the theologian's pupils or associates.

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    Chronicle Rolls
  • Artist(s)
    Workshop of Peter of Poitiers (French, born:1130 about, died:1215)
  • Date
    13th Century
  • Materials
  • Measurements
    22 ft
  • Physical description
    This chroncle roll consists of fourteen pages that were originally stitched together into one roll.
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer (Collector, previous owner) ; Peter of Poitiers (Artist/maker)
  • Other number(s)
    previous number: M 12017
  • Credit line
    Presented to the Walker Art Gallery by Joseph Mayer in 1867
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections

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    Author: Gatty, Charles T
    Date: 1883
    Description: Catalogue of most of Joseph Mayer's medieval and post-medieval collection, which was either gifted by Mayer in 1867 or purchased from the Mayer Museum Duplicate Fund. The catalogue also lists the Mather Collection, which was left to the city of Liverpool in 1872 by Mr. John Mather, who obtained it in the first instance by purchase from Mayer. The collection of French Revolution badges and medals was purchased in 1870.


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Fine Art
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