The Belles Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry, Prince of France

By: James J. Rorimer [Introduction]

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Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good


No slipcase. Edge wear. Tanning on edges of front board and endpapers with a few light stains. Inside pages clean and binding is tight.One of the most lavishly illustrated codices of the Middle Ages, the Belles Heures (1405-1408/9) is the only manuscript executed in its entirety by the famed Limbourg brothers. Commissioned by its magisterial patron, Jean de France, duc de Berry, this richly illuminated Book of Hours, intended for private devotion and now housed in The Cloisters at the Metropolitan Museum, counted among the duke's large collection of prized possessions. The luminous scenes depicting the legends of the saints, the Hours of the Virgin, and the like, many with elaborately designed borders, exemplify the transcendent splendor of the Limbourg brothers' talents.

Title: The Belles Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry, Prince of France

Author Name: James J. Rorimer [Introduction]

Categories: Art,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1958-01-01

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Missing

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 77-3-7

Keywords: religious art icons,