Description & Technical information

Homespun realism characterizes this Book of Hours from the southern Netherlands.  Painted by three artists, the manuscript is in fine condition with full-page pictures with generous margins and full-page pictures introducing the main textual sections.  A Dutch-influenced artist painted one miniature and a historiated initial.  A Flemish artist contributed the other full-page pictures.  And, the animated and charming historiated initials are by a third hand.

Date:  1480
Period:  1400-1600, 15th century
Origin:  Flemish, Ghent, Bruges, Southern Netherlands
Categories: Illuminated Manuscripts & Medieval Works of Art