Book of Hours (use of Geert Grote)
In Dutch, illuminated manuscript on parchment
The Netherlands (South Holland), c. 1485-90
With 7 inserted full-page miniatures by the Assumption Master, with borders and initials by the Monkey Master
Unique among European examples, Dutch Books of Hours are mostly written in the vernacular, in the language people used every day at home and in town...
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This post takes a closer look at what’s in a Book of Hours, which is arguably the most important text of the late Middle Ages. This is why. If we are ever to understand social history of any period, we must go to what was known and used by the largest number of people at that time...
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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