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BOOK OF HOURS (Use of Rouen); illuminated manuscript on parchment in Latin and French
France, Paris(?), c. 1430-1450. BOOK DESCRIPTION: LARGE SCALE MANUSCRIPT SPARKLING WITH GOLD LEAF ASSOCIATED WITH ONE OF THE MOST SKILLFUL COLLABORATOR-FOLLOWERS OF THE BEFORD MASTER. Illuminated manuscript on parchment, in Latin and French, France, Paris (?), c. 1430-1450. Dimensions 197 x 143 mm., 152 folios, complete, written in brown ink in a gothic liturgical bookhand in 16 long lines, rubrics in red, versal initials in burnished gold leaf, 2-line initials in burnished gold, outer margins adorned with gold, 12 LARGE THREE-QUARTER PAGE MINIATURES WITH FULL BORDERS closely related to the style of the Master of the Munich Golden Legend. BINDING: bound in nineteenth-century dark green velvet, center and corners adorned with copper bosses, clasps composed of metallic buckles and fine strips of leather. ILLUSTRATION: Richly decorated Book of Hours in the style of the skillful Master(s) of the Munich Golden Legend, who collaborated with and then continued the Bedford Master's work in Paris and perhaps in Rouen, in association with other painters, notably the Parisian Dunois Master. This large-scale manuscript with rich gold leaf not only for the miniatures but also for the calendar and borders on the text pages was probably customized in Paris for a female patron living in Rouen. PROVENANCE: The book was likely made in Paris for the Rouen market or for a Norman resident in the capital. The original owner may well have been a woman since the prayers are predominantly in the feminine. The book was later in a Private North American Collection. CONDITION: In good condition. Full … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Les Enluminures (ABAA & ILAB) [Chicago, IL, U.S.A.]
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