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Book nr:4636
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Title:Les trčs belles Heures de Notre-Dame de Jean, duc de Berry
Town:Luzern
Publisher:Faksimile-Verlag
Year:1992
Description:2 vols., 20 x 28 cm, naar BNP, Ms. nouv. acq. lat. 3093, voorwoord van Eberhard König. Beperkte genummerde oplage, nr. 253
Note:This Book of Hours represents one the high points in Western illuminated art. Created during the end of the 14th c. and beginning of the 15th, the book features the work of several artists and several generations, among them the Master of Parement de Narbonne and the Limbourg brothers. The Duke of Berry, son of Jean II the Good, was born in 1340. A passionate collector, he filled his 17 castles with magnificent works of art, jewelry, tapestries and books. His 15 Books of Hours were among the finest of the time and this MS ranks at the top. A gift to his treasurer, Robinet d?Estampes, the book has all the essential elements of the genre: the prayers of the Virgin, the hours for the Passion, the Penitential Psalms and Office of the Dead. The 25 pages of miniatures are a testimony of a remarkable unity of conception. Limited edition of 980 copies, with gilt edges and binding in leather with generous gold stamping.
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