Description & Technical information

Few Books of Hours survive in their original bindings, because they were well-handled, sometimes worn out, and often customized by successive owners.  In its unrepaired blind-stamped leather binding with original clasps (and remnants of purple velvet chemise), this manuscript is therefore exceptional.  Wide margins, rich coloring, and beautiful script all signal a luxury production painted by an artist, the Master of the Paris Entries, who worked on commission for figures in the court circle.

Date:  1500
Period:  1400-1600, 15th century
Origin:  France, Paris
Categories: Illuminated Manuscripts & Medieval Works of Art