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Book of Hours for the Use of Limoges

A work made of manuscript with 182 folios, 11 miniatures, 15 historiated initials and other decorations in tempera, gold leaf and colored inks, and littera textualis inscriptions in latin and french, in light black ink, ruled in red, on parchment, bound in leather stamped with various designs.
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  • A work made of manuscript with 182 folios, 11 miniatures, 15 historiated initials and other decorations in tempera, gold leaf and colored inks, and littera textualis inscriptions in latin and french, in light black ink, ruled in red, on parchment, bound in leather stamped with various designs.

Date:

1480/1500 (late 15th century binding)

Artist:

Master of Catherine Gentille
French, active in Limoges, c. 1480-1510

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Master of Catherine Gentille

Title

Book of Hours for the Use of Limoges

Place

France (Artist's nationality:)

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1475–1500

Medium

Manuscript with 182 folios, 11 miniatures, 15 historiated initials and other decorations in tempera, gold leaf and colored inks, and littera textualis inscriptions in Latin and French, in light black ink, ruled in red, on parchment, bound in leather stamped with various designs

Dimensions

Images, average: 15 × 8 cm (5 15/16 × 3 3/16 in.); Sheets, average: 21.5 × 14 cm (8 1/2 × 5 9/16 in.); Book: D.: 4.1 cm (1 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Reference Number

1915.540

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