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  • M6401 (verso) Leaf from an illuminated manuscript Book of Hours with a four-compartmented miniature showing the Evangelists, in Latin on parchment [northern France, c. 1440-60] Single leaf, with a three-quarter page miniature of the Evangelists (John with his attribute the eagle seated in a grassy landscape writing on a scroll; Mark in a detailed gothic interior with his attribute the lion; Luke seated holding a writing board and examining his pen as his attribute the ox walks into the foreground; and Matthew with his attribute an angel), above a 3-line initial ‘I’ (opening “In principio erat ...” the Gospel Readings) in blue with coloured ivy leaf scrolls and on gold grounds, all within thick text borders of pink, blue and gold with burnished gold sections and cornerpieces, and full borders of acanthus leaf sprays and other foliage, 14 lines of text on reverse, trimmed to edge on 2 sides, in brown leather covered slipcase.

     The English seizure of Paris in the second decade of the fteenth century scattered the artistic communities there, and apparently forced many artists out into the surrounding northern French countryside where they founded smaller, provincial and often more rustic workshops. The parent volume of this leaf would appear to be the product of one of these.
  • M6401 (recto) Leaf from an illuminated manuscript Book of Hours with a four-compartmented miniature showing the Evangelists, in Latin on parchment [northern France, c. 1440-60] Single leaf, with a three-quarter page miniature of the Evangelists (John with his attribute the eagle seated in a grassy landscape writing on a scroll; Mark in a detailed gothic interior with his attribute the lion; Luke seated holding a writing board and examining his pen as his attribute the ox walks into the foreground; and Matthew with his attribute an angel), above a 3-line initial ‘I’ (opening “In principio erat ...” the Gospel Readings) in blue with coloured ivy leaf scrolls and on gold grounds, all within thick text borders of pink, blue and gold with burnished gold sections and cornerpieces, and full borders of acanthus leaf sprays and other foliage, 14 lines of text on reverse, trimmed to edge on 2 sides, in brown leather covered slipcase.

     The English seizure of Paris in the second decade of the fteenth century scattered the artistic communities there, and apparently forced many artists out into the surrounding northern French countryside where they founded smaller, provincial and often more rustic workshops. The parent volume of this leaf would appear to be the product of one of these.

M6401 Miniature with images of the four evangelists, N France, c. 1440-60

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