Book of Hours

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Item No: mcai110153
Additional Title: Book of Hours
Script: Bastarda
Language: Latin
Folio Number: cutting a (front)
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Lamentation
Notes: The leaf has been dated to the mid 1490s.
Notes: This miniature was painted by the French illuminator Jean Poyer, active in Tours, ca. 1483-1503. Some scholars believe that the miniature is from a now lost book of hours mentioned in an entry in the accounts of Anne of Brittany (d. 1514), queen of Charles VIII of France (r. 1483-1498) and patron of Jean Poyer. The document records a payment made to the artist in 1497 for 23 miniatures, 271 borders, and 1,500 line endings. An inscription on the reverse, believed to be by the hand of Anne of Brittany, tells us that a woman gave this manuscript as a gift to an unknown recipient.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1531638
Country: Country:France

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1499
Image Dimensions Width: 84 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E M 11:15A
Creator Name: Jean Poyer - Artist

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