Item No: mcai110131
Additional Title: Book of Hours
Rare Book Department
St. Matthew writing
This cutting has been dated to ca. 1500.
This miniature, which was originally from a book of hours and began the Gospel Lesson of Matthew, was painted by a follower of Jean Bourdichon, a French illuminator active in Tours at the end of the fifteenth century. Bourdichon, who was the court painter to a succession of several kings of France, led one of the most prolific workshops in France at this time. The artist who painted this leaf and two others in the Free Library from the same manuscript (Lewis E M 11:12 and 14) may have been one of his assistants or students.
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Lewis E M 11:13
Jean Bourdichon, follower of - Artist