Illuminated Leaf from a Book of Hours

BOOK OF HOURS   |   ILLUMINATED LEAF

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Item#: 121445 price:$2,300.00

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"GLORY BE TO THE FATHER, AND TO THE SON": LOVELY ILLUMINATED LEAF FROM A FRENCH BOOK OF HOURS, CIRCA 1400-1500

(ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated Leaf from a Book of Hours. France, 1400-1500. Single vellum leaf (4 by 6 inches), illuminated in red, blue, purple, gold, white, and black inks; handsomely matted and framed, entire piece measures 12-3/4 by 14-1/2 inches. $2300.

Lovely illuminated leaf from a French Book of Hours, circa 1400-1500, featuring a three-line elaborate gold initial, four one-line gold initials, two line extenders, and 14 lines of black and red gothic text.

This illuminated leaf is from a French Book of Hours, circa 1400-1500. The recto comprises 14 lines of gothic text in black and red and includes the Gloria Patri. There is a three-line initial in gold on a filigree purple, blue, and white ground with leaves, flowers, and sprays extending from it; four less elaborate one-line gold initials; and two similar line-extenders. The verso appears to be similar.

Disbinding and stitching marks along right edge. About-fine condition.

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