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Subject is exactly "Catholic Prayers and Devotions - Books of Hours"
Extremely colorful and resplendent with burnished gold leaf, the tiny book features fifteen miniatures and ten lively vignettes of the Labors of the Months in the calendar, each set within pinnacled Gothic niches and surrounded in the margins by…
Although the original owner and talented illuminator of this Book of Hours both remain unknown, the scribe who transcribed the text signed his name on folio 111 recto as "Biagio di Piero di Jacopo da Fiesole." The manuscript features four full-page…
A modest Book of Hours written in gothic batarde script in brown, red, and blue ink with numerous French rubrics, this manuscript includes four full-page miniatures. Ten additional pages feature large illuminated initials and elaborate borders…
This remarkable manuscript was illuminated by a Flemish-trained artist of great skill. It was produced after 1519, as it contains a commemoration and accompanying miniature of St. Franciscus de Paulo, who was canonized by Leo X that year. The program…
An incomplete Book of Hours that consists of at least three different manuscript fragments. The preserved sections of the oldest manuscript are likely from a Book of Hours for Troyes Use.
One publishing trend of the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries was the production of printed Books of Hours. Replacing hand-illuminated manuscripts with moveable type, woodcuts, and interchangeable marginal motifs, printers created a…