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.