M361 Madonna with Child, Miniature in gold leaf and temperaMaster of Philippe of Guelders, Paris, c. 1500
A charming miniature from a Book of Hours in Latin, on vellum. Heavy gothic script in dark brown ink with very unusual rubrics in blue. Two-line initials in gold leaf on a ground of blue and burgundy with white tracery. The small miniature show Jesus as a child seated on Mary's lap. The Master of Philippe of Guelders is also known as the Master of the Chronique Scandaleuse after a copy of Jean de Roye’s work now in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Size: 6 1/2 x 4 1/2.