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c1430 Illuminated Manuscript Vellum Leaf from a Book of Hours Use of Tours/Rouen

By Unknown Scribe / Unknown Illuminator


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Book of Hours: France, c1430.

Fine original 15th-century illuminated manuscript leaf on vellum, most likely produced in a French scriptorium around 1430.

All text is in Latin gothic script, written in brown ink with gold heightened decorative initials, rubricated lettering and intricate vine leaf borders. An excellent example of champie initials, with simple letter shapes in burnished gold with a red or blue infill on a ground of blue or red, each ground enlivened with highlighting in delicately traced white lines.

Everything has been done by hand--from the making of vellum out of animal skin, to the scribe inking the text and the illuminator embellishing with color & decorative touches.

Condition: As shown, on vellum in good condition with only minor evidence of storing and a few age marks to outer margins. 9 x 6.5 cm.
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