11 mars 2018

Exhibition at Chester Beatty Library focuses on a masterpiece of fifteenth-century illumination

The Coëtivy Book of Hours, Bedford Master and Coëtivy Master, c. 1443, Paris, France. © 2018 Chester Beatty Library DUBLIN.- A masterpiece of fifteenth-century illumination, the Coëtivy Hours is one of the Treasures of the Library’s Western Collection. To celebrate the 50th-anniversary of Chester Beatty’s Gift to the Irish Nation, the Library is presenting a special exhibition focusing on a manuscript given by Edith Beatty to her husband. It was produced in Paris (1443-1445) for Prigent de Coëtivy,... [Lire la suite]

19 octobre 2017

Bedford Master, Golden Legend Master, Jouvenel Master and Bartholomeus Anglicus Master, Book of Hours, Paris, circa 1431-40

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. Provenance: A. Hachette (1953) Literature: E. König, Paris mon amour, Bibermühle 2017 The primary... [Lire la suite]