An evangelary, also known as a Gospel lectionary, contains the Gospel readings for the Mass, arrangedaccording to the liturgical year. Each of the four gospels, here in Latin, are preceded by a full-page portraitminiature of the appropriate evangelist. In keeping with tradition, the evangelists are represented ascontemporary scribes, seated at a lectern surrounded by all the accouterments of their trade––inkpots, quill pens, and penknives. The anonymous illuminator of these miniatures, the Hausbuch Master, is knownprimarily for an album of lively drawings as well as some 90 copper engravings preserved chiefly inAmsterdam. He was also apparently a panel painter of some distinction. The skillful pen work, tracery,and vine scrolls as well as the large initials are the work of other artists.