"[Illuminated Leaf]", Hardouin, Gilles
Subject: Early Printing
Period: 1510 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
5.5 x 8.5 inches
14 x 21.6 cm
A large vellum leaf from a Book of Hours. Printed in Paris by Hardouyn who had his workshop near the Notre Dame in Paris during the transitional period when Book of Hours were partially printed and then finished by hand. Both sides include numerous initials painted in red, blue and gold, with decorative panels printed by metal plates with scenes from the Bible.
Some creasing in bottom margin, else fine.