Book of Hours
Written in Latin and French on vellum, this illuminated manuscript contains 26 miniatures (10 large and 16 small) by the Boucicaut Master and his workshop. The book is notable because the miniatures show a knowledge of conventional illumination, while at the same time displaying a sense of innovation: some scenes take place before the patterned backgrounds customary at the time, while other scenes take place outdoors beneath a blue sky. Throughout, the artist demonstrates his characteristic sense for a new, vivid colour palette. The miniatures furthermore surprise with figurative variations, and are accompanied by precious border decorations.
Heribert Tenschert - Antiquariat Bibermühle
"Books, Maps and Manuscripts"