Auction 107, Lot 623

"[Illuminated Leaf]", Verard, Antoine

Subject: Early Printing

Period: 1506 (published)


Color: Hand Color

5.5 x 8.5 inches
14 x 21.6 cm

Finely printed leaf from an early printed Book of Hours. This is from the transitional period with the text printed and the initials painted by hand in red, blue and liquid gold. The text is from the Office of the Dead, Matins, with the Psalms 40 and 41. In the margins are scenes of Death taking off with several people of high station - the pope, the emperor, the cardinal, the king, the patriarch and the constable.


Condition: A

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $130

Closed on 6/9/2004