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TORRIANI BOOK OF HOURS * Limited Facsimile Edition * Manuscript Ms. 83 Musee Conde (Chantilly, France) * Facsimile Edition: 1 volume * Mint copy
Franco Cosimo Panini Editore, Modena - 2009. THE TORRIANI BOOK OF HOURS - A filigree masterpiece with a uniquely beautiful cover * * * The Torriani family was a patrician dynasty in Lombardy, which was replaced by the Visconti as ruler of Milan. The Torriani Book of Hours comes from the hand of Matteo da Milano, one of the most important miniaturist of Milanese origin, who worked for the most famous houses of the Italian Renaissance. He was a member of the studio of Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis, Leonarde da Vinci worked with on the Virgin of the rocks in 1483. * * * The fact that in this book of hours still is with the original cover from the 15th Century, makes this masterpiece to an absolute rarity. The two covers of chased silver gilt are richly decorated with cameos of Saint Catherine and Lucy. On the inside of the book covers we find enamelled representations such as the Judas kiss or the Carrying of the Cross. Today the manuscript is kept as Ms. 83 in the Musee Conde Chantilly in France. * * * Title: Torriani Book of Hours * Owner / Shelf mark: Ms. 83 Musee Conde (Chantilly, France) * Alternative Titles: Libro d'Ore Torriani * Torriani-Stundenbuch * Theme: Private Devotion Books * Style: Renaissance * Date: Last quarter of the 15th century * Origin: Milan (Italy) * Format: 8.2 × 6.5 cm * Extent: 288 pages * Language: Latin * Content: Book of Hours, a devotional book of prayers for the private use and edification of the laity * Artists / Schools: Matteo da Milano, a talented painter in Giovanni Ambrogio de Predis's workshop * Illustrations: 6 full-page illustrations and 24 pages with rich embellishments and illustrations * Patron: The Della Torre (or Torriani, Italian for "Of the Tower") were an Italian noble family who rose to prominence in Lombardy during the 12th-14th centuries, until they held the seigniory of Milan before being ousted by the Visconti * * * Facsimile Edition * Publisher / Year: Franco Cosimo Panini Editore, Modena - 2009 * Limited Edition: 980 copies * Volumes: Facsimile Edition: 1 volume * Publisher's Price: 6,000 EUR * Binding: The two binding covers, with their gilded silver filigree work, are adorned with cameos representing Saint Catherine and Saint Lucy. Inside the binding covers, there are also 14 enamel inserts representing the Kiss of Judas, the Way to Calvary and twelve busts of saints * Condition: Mint copy.
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