Description & Technical information

Made for the Dominican nuns of the royal convent of St. Matthew in Rouen, this Processional is a fine example of the skill of the artists working during the last flowering of medieval manuscript illumination in northern France. Larger and certainly more lavishly illuminated than most surviving Processionals, it is a valuable witness to the liturgy and music at this convent. Extensive revisions by the nuns themselves make this a multi-layered artifact that will repay further study.

Date:  1520-1530; 1525-1550; 1674
Period:  1400-1600, 1600-1750, 16th Century, 17th century
Origin:  France, Rouen
Categories: Illuminated Manuscripts & Medieval Works of Art