Illuminated leaf from a Book of Hours. ROUEN ILLUMINATOR.

Illuminated leaf from a Book of Hours.

Rouen: circa 1480.

Illuminated leaf, 182 x 116 mm., with an exquisite panel border on both sides of blue and gold acanthus leaves with unusual orange and red flowers on the verso and red and white flowers on the recto, with ten 1-line initials and two 2-line initials in red and blue, 18 lines of text in a lettre bâtarde; small stain in upper right margin of vers,o slight perforation in fourth line of text from the bottom, else very good.

A delightfully decorated leaf from a French Book with fine panel borders, typical of the work of the Rouen illumination workshops of the late fifteenth century.

A delightfully decorated leaf from a French Book with fine panel borders, typical of the work of the Rouen illumination workshops of the late fifteenth century.

The leaf comes from the Matins service in the "Hours of the Virgin"; the illuminated 'Q' on the recto begins the hymn 'Quen terra ponthus…'.

Price (AUD): $1,600.00  other currencies     Ref: #2909712

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