bibe1472017T214057

Bedford Master, Golden Legend Master, Jouvenel Master and Bartholomeus Anglicus Master, Book of Hours, Paris, circa 1431-40. Illuminated manuscript on vellum, with 22 large and 60 small miniatures, all text pages with four-sided illuminated borders, 20.5 x 14.5 cm (8.1 x 5.7 in. large octavo)© Heribert Tenschert

Likely made for the second wife of the Duke of Bedford, Jacquette de Luxembourg.

ProvenanceA. Hachette (1953)

LiteratureE. König, Paris mon amour, Bibermühle 2017

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