Book of Hours, use of Paris

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Book of Hours, use of Paris

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Item No: mcaw060780
Additional Title: Book of Hours, use of Paris
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin and French
Folio Number: ff. 78v-79r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Opening with the Presentation in the Temple and the Annunciation to the Shepherds
Notes: This manuscript has been dated to ca. 1415-1420.
Notes: This opening marks the end of Prime and the beginning of the Hours of the Virgin. The contrasting styles displayed in the two miniatures and the border decoration indicate the work of two different artists. The work of four, possibly five, artists has been detected in this manuscript. In the later Middle Ages, illuminated manuscripts were most often produced in workshops that employed several artists. These commercial workshops developed in response to the growing demand in lay society for beautifully illuminated manuscripts.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1466040
Country: Country:France

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1425
Image Dimensions Width: 223 mm
ShelfMark: Widener 6

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