Funeral Service, miniature on a leaf and five text leaves from the Courtanvaux-Elmhirst Hours, in Latin [France (perhaps Châlons-en-Champagne), c.1480s]
1,500 - 2,000 GBP
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- bodycolour on vellum
six single leaves, each c.144x97mm, vellum, one with a MINIATURE for the Office of the Dead and an initial with a HERALDIC SHIELD (or, a lion rampant azure, langued and armed gules), 14 lines, c.65x52mm, folio 97 in the parent manuscript, pigment losses espescially in landscape; the five text leaves with fine illuminated two-line initials including flowers and a small eagle and partial borders, folios 37, 44, 50, 52, and 53 in the parent manuscript
For images of all six leaves see SOTHEBYS.COM
From the same manuscript as the previous three lots.