Illuminated leaf from a Book of Hours.

Northern France (probably Paris): circa 1475-1500.

Illuminated leaf, 215 x 139 mm., with an illuminated panel border on each side of the leaf, one 2-line initial, eleven 1-line initial and nine line-fillers, 18 lines of neat gothic bookhand.

A beautifully illuminated leaf from a French Book of Hours with all the hallmarks of Paris- or Rouen work at the end of the 1400s. On the verso, the decorative panel border features a spikey-haired grotesque with a ruddy snout, happily playing a flute and a drum. The panel border on the recto is composed of blue and gold acanthus and coloured flowers and leaves in roundels of liquid gold.

A beautifully illuminated leaf from a French Book of Hours with all the hallmarks of Paris- or Rouen work at the end of the 1400s. On the verso, the decorative panel border features a spikey-haired grotesque with a ruddy snout, happily playing a flute and a drum. The panel border on the recto is composed of blue and gold acanthus and coloured flowers and leaves in roundels of liquid gold.

Price (AUD): $2,750.00  other currencies     Ref: #2909769

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