"[Illuminated Leaf]", Hardouin, Gilles
Subject: Early Printing
Period: 1526 (published)
Publication: Horae B.V.M. Secundumusum Romanvom
Color: Hand Color
3.7 x 6.2 inches
9.4 x 15.7 cm
Unusual vellum leaf printed in Gothic textura type with illuminated capitals in red, blue and gold on both sides. The text is surrounded by elaborate scenes which are iron engravings including a scene of Judith with the head of Holofernes speared on her sword. Printed vellum Book of Hours leaves are very scarce, as they were only produced between 1496 and 1530.
Surrounding scenes are colored rather haphazardly with a bit of stray color in margins and text.