In Latin and Middle English, illuminated manuscript on parchment
Southern Netherlands, likely Bruges, c. 1430 to before 1449
With 8 miniatures by the Masters of Otto van Mordrecht (signed with stenciled “b”)
Signed by the illuminator with small stencilled initials, this manuscript belongs to a group of Books of Hours that help us disentangle the commercial practices of book production in Bruges in the early to mid-fifteenth century.
LE BIGOT HOURS (Use of Rome)In Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment
France, Tours or Le Mans, late 1470s-c. 1480
12 miniatures (7 in camaïeu d’or) by Jean Bourdichon and possibly a related artist
New research securely attributes the 5 opening miniatures to the young Jean Bourdichon, painter to four kings of France and direct disciple of the celebrated Jean Fouquet.
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