Illuminated Leaf from a Book of Hours

BOOK OF HOURS   |   ILLUMINATED LEAF

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Item#: 121446 price:$6,200.00

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"REMEMBER LORD THE REPROACH OF THY SERVANTS…": BEAUTIFUL ILLUMINATED LEAF FROM A FRENCH BOOK OF HOURS, CIRCA 1450-1500

(ILLUMINATED LEAF). Illuminated Leaf from a Book of Hours. France, 1450-1500. Single vellum leaf (6 by 9-1/2 inches), illuminated in pink, blue, green, yellow, gold, and black inks; handsomely matted and framed, entire piece measures 11 by 14-1/2 inches. $6200.

Lovely illuminated leaf from a French Book of Hours, circa 1450-1500, featuring 18 lines of gothic text, a two line initial on a burnished gold and floriated ground, seven one-line burnished gold initials, six intricate line extenders, and a beautiful floral border.

This illuminated leaf is from a French Book of Hours, circa 1450-1500. The recto comprises 18 lines of gothic text in black and red and includes part of Psalm 89. There is a two-line blue and pink initial on a burnished gilt ground with a delicate flower rendered in the center; seven burnished gold initials on pink, blue, and gold filigree grounds; six hairline blue and gold line extenders; and a very elaborate floral border with pink and blue flowers, acanthus leaves, and gilt buds. The verso appears to be broadly similar.

Fine condition.

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