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    A RICHLY ILLUMINATED SEMI-GRISAILLE BOOK OF HOURS FROM THE WORKSHOP OF WILLEM VRELANT

    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...

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    MONUMENTAL WORK BY A RARE AMIENS PAINTER DIRECTLY INFLUENCED BY FLEMISH PRIMITIVES

    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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