French School, (15th century); French. Medium: vellum. Date: 15th Century. Bartholomeus Anglicus (1203-72) was an early 13th century scholastic scholar of Paris, a member of the Franciscan order. He was the author of the compendium De proprietatibus rerum, dated at 1240, an early forerunner of the encyclopedia. Bartholomew the Englishman; Bartholomaeus; Liber Provenance: Bibliotheque Municipale, Amiens, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.