The Saxby Psalter-Hours (use of Sarum)
1 full-page frontispiece and 20 historiated initials perhaps by Giles Banaster and Robert Hillary
England, probably London, c. 1425-40
An impressively grand English manuscript, the Saxby Psalter-Hours opens with a full-page picture, the size of a small panel painting and a prime example of International Gothic art...
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The telephone, the Ferris Wheel, the first public toilet, the television, the Eiffel Tower, the incubator, the X-ray machine, even the dishwasher – these are just a few of the “firsts” exhibited at world’s fairs. But, a book?
What kind of book could compete with a scientific novelty like Alexander Graham Bell’s telephone or an architectural wonder like Gustav Eiffel’s tower?
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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