Description & Technical information

This beautifully executed and unusual Parisian Book of Hours was painted at the time of the Duke of Berry. The “realism” seen in the illuminations represents a special moment in Parisian art, one exemplifying its northern origins.  The miniatures are attributed to one of the artists responsible for the Bible Historiale also referred to as the Master of the Bible Historiale fr. 159 (Paris, BnF MS fr. 159).  The female patron who ordered the book appears twice in the miniatures.

Date:  1400-1410
Period:  1400-1600, 15th century
Origin:  France, Paris
Categories: Illuminated Manuscripts & Medieval Works of Art