Illuminated leaf from a Book of Hours.

Illuminated leaf from a Book of Hours.

France: Paris or Rouen, circa 1475-1500.

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

Late medieval manuscript leaf.

A beautifully illuminated leaf from a luxurious fifteenth-century French Book of Hours. On the recto the decorative panel border features a grotesque figure riding a Manticore or a hybrid animal with a human head and the body of a lion. The panel border on the verso is composed of blue and gold acanthus and coloured flowers and leaves in fields of liquid gold. The delicate initials suggest that it was executed in either Paris or Rouen. The extensive use of liquid gold in the margins forming unusual geometric forms is typical for manuscripts made in the second half of the fifteenth century.

A beautifully illuminated leaf from a luxurious fifteenth-century French Book of Hours. On the recto the decorative panel border features a grotesque figure riding a Manticore or a hybrid animal with a human head and the body of a lion. The panel border on the verso is composed of blue and gold acanthus and coloured flowers and leaves in fields of liquid gold. The delicate initials suggest that it was executed in either Paris or Rouen. The extensive use of liquid gold in the margins forming unusual geometric forms is typical for manuscripts made in the second half of the fifteenth century.

Price (AUD): $2,750.00  other currencies     Ref: #2909770

Condition Report