Auction 112, Lot 779

"[Illuminated Leaf]", Hardouin, Gilles

Subject: Printed Leaves

Period: 1518 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

4.5 x 7.3 inches
11.4 x 18.5 cm

Fine leaf from a transitional Book of Hours printed on vellum by Gilles Hardouin for Germain Hardouin librayre demourant entre les deux portes du Palays en l’enseigne Saincte Marguerite (bookseller living between the two gates of the Palace at the sign of Saint Marguerite) of Paris. The initials are illuminated by hand in red, blue and gold. The text is from the Hours of the Virgin, Vespers.


Condition: A

Minor spot in blank margin.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/28/2005