Book of Hours

Boucicaut Master

Illuminated manuscript on vellum 21 x 15 cm (8.3 x 5.9 in.) Paris - circa 1410

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.

Provenance
Made for a member of the Corlieu-Lusignan family, it has previously been unknown to scholarship
Literature
Prof. Eberhard König, Paris mon Amour I, 6 - Ein Pariser Stundenbuch des Boucicaut-Meisters mit den Wappen von Corlieu und Lusignan, Bibermühle, 2017, cat. no. 80, pp. 189-212

EXHIBITOR

Heribert Tenschert - Antiquariat Bibermühle

"Books, Maps and Manuscripts"

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