Book of Hours (Use of Rome)
In Latin, illuminated manuscript, on parchment
Southern Low Countries, Bruges, c. 1450-60
11 large and 21 small miniatures by the Workshop of Willem Vrelant
The substantial dimensions, wide clean borders, and rich cycle of illumination distinguish this handsome Book of Hours...
Hours of Philippote de Nanterre (Use of Amiens)
27 miniatures by the Master of Raoul d’Ailly and a collaborator
France, Amiens, c. 1420s
The haunting style of this painter merges Parisian courtly elegance with the northern realism of the Flemish primitives to pioneer a new form of pictorial representation...
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An appealing example of a classic Parisian Book of Hours. Illuminated at the beginning of the age of print, it features some quirky oddities and less common prayers.