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Illuminated Manuscript Leaf: The Entombment, Miniature from a Book of Hours by ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT LEAF - first edition - 1500 - from The Manhattan Rare Book Company (SKU: 2417)

Illuminated Manuscript Leaf: The Entombment, Miniature from a Book of Hours

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Illuminated Manuscript Leaf: The Entombment, Miniature from a Book of Hours

by ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT LEAF

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Tours, France: np, 1500. first edition. nb. Very Good. EXTRAORDINARY ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT LEAF FEATURING A MINIATURE OF THE ENTOMBMENT BY A FOLLOWER OF JEAN BOURDICHON AND JEAN POYER. C.1500. A stunning leaf from a Book of Hours by an illuminator working in Tours, France, c.1500, in the style of master illuminators Jean Poyer (fl. 1483-1503) and Jean Bourdichon (c.1459-1521) of the celebrated "School of Tours".

The Entombment, shown in a periscopic view, features figures rendered with a remarkable level of detail and superb artistic quality. The scene is shown at night, with a dark background providing a striking contrast highlighting the colorful fabrics and gold highlights of the subjects. The magnificent border features instruments of the Passion - cross, crown of thorns, dice, etc. - painted in gold on a rich burgundy background.

The text is that of the opening compline of the Long Hours of the Cross (Hours of the Passion). Introduced with a highly decorated "C", it begins with "Converte nos deus salutaris noster..." on the recto, continuing with 21 lines of text on the verso.

Tours, France. 174 x 110mm. Housed in glass case and slipcase. In outstanding condition with only a small smudge to right side of recto border ands remnant of mount to verso margin.

A LEAF OF EXTREMELY HIGH QUALITY, WITH COLORS REMARKABLY BRIGHT.

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Seller
The Manhattan Rare Book Company US (US)
Seller's Inventory #
2417
Title
Illuminated Manuscript Leaf: The Entombment, Miniature from a Book of Hours
Author
ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT LEAF
Format/Binding
Nb
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity-available
1
Edition
first edition
Publisher
np
Place of Publication
Tours, France
Date Published
1500
Keywords
JEAN BOURDICHON, JEAN POYER, Jean Poyet, illuminated manuscript, illuminated leaf, medieval manuscript
Bookseller catalogs
Illuminated Manuscripts;

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Recto
The page on the right side of a book, with the term Verso used to describe the page on the left side.
First Edition
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Verso
The page bound on the left side of a book, opposite to the recto page.
Miniature
A book that is less then 3 inches in width and ...

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