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Four leaves from illuminated Books of Hours, in Latin, on vellum [northern France (Paris), 1450-1500]
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Four leaves from illuminated Books of Hours, in Latin, on vellum [northern France (Paris), 1450-1500]
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Four leaves from illuminated Books of Hours, in Latin, on vellum [northern France (Paris), 1450-1500]
4 leaves: (a) 2 leaves with three-quarter page miniatures, 182mm. by 126mm.: the Annunciation and Christ on the Mount of Olives by the artist Jean Coene IV who frequently collaborated with the Pichore workshop (cf. Tenschert, ‘Leuchtendes Mittelalter Neue Folge’ 1, 1997, p.320), for the Hours of the Virgin at Matins and the Passion of Christ, full borders (one with a detailed growling dragon), 17 lines, vellum slightly cockled, northern France (Paris), c.1490-1500; (b) 2 leaves for the Gospel Sequences of John and Mark, 158mm. by 122mm., with small miniatures of an Eagle and a Lion with full borders with birds, 16 lines, borders slightly cropped, northern France (Paris), c.1450
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Catalogue Note

From the collection of Robert Eduard Forrer (1866-1947), of Strasburg, archaeologist and art historian: his stamp (Lugt 941a) on the leaf with the Gospel Sequence of St. John and inscribed “ex coll. Forrer” with his signature on the Annunciation leaf.

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