Item No: mcai320143
Title: Leaf from a printed Book of Hours depicting the Annunciation
Additional Title: Book of Hours
Rare Book Department
This item appeared in the exhibition "Sacred Stories: The World's Religious Traditions" in the Rare Book Department, August 2015-January 2016.
This is the label from that exhibition:
These two leaves come from a printed Christian devotional book of hours, produced by the artist Philippe Pigouchet and the printer Simon de Vostre. Displayed are the Annunciation to Mary and the Visitation of Mary with Elizabeth. Pigouchet was an engraver, and his illustrations are metal cuts (as opposed to the more traditional woodcut), leaving a sharper line, although the color was added by hand later.
Leaf from an imprint of Pigouchet's Horae for Simon de Vostre in Paris. Imprint unknown, but close to August 1498 printing. The Pigouchet imprints were printed from metal cuts, not woodcuts, on vellum. The result was a clear, concise line. The color on this leaf was added by hand.
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Lewis E M 32:14
Pigouchet, Philippe - Artist