OF CONSIDERABLE CHARM AND MODEST PROPORTIONS REFLECTING THE EVERYDAY PIETY PRACTICED IN A FLEMISH HOUSEHOLD

Book of Hours (Use of Rome?)
In Latin, illuminated manuscript, on parchment
Southern Netherlands, Ghent or Bruges, c. 1480
4 full-page miniatures; 8 historiated initials

Homespun realism characterizes this Book of Hours from the southern Netherlands.  Painted by three artists, the manuscript is in fine condition with full-page pictures with generous margins and full-page pictures introducing the main textual sections.  A Dutch-influenced artist painted one miniature and a historiated initial.  A Flemish artist contributed the other full-page pictures.  And, the animated and charming historiated initials are by a third hand.

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BOH #159

Price$75,000 - $100,000
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June 27 to July 3, 2019
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