Book of Hours

[Book of Hours]. Hore deipare Virginis Marie secundum usum Romanum.
Paris: Widow of Thielman Kerver [Yolande Bonhomme], 1523. (AFW8257)

Several of the illustrations in this Parisian Book of Hours, such as the exhibited image of Christ Appearing to his Mother, were closely modeled on Dürer’s Small Passion. Here, the anonymous French artist added a scroll bearing Christ’s words “Regina celi letare” (“Queen of Heaven, rejoice!”) and clarified the complex pose of Dürer’s somewhat oversized Virgin, but he failed to match the striking contrasts and luminosity of the original woodcut.

Dürer's Influence
Book of Hours