"[Book of Hours leaf]", Hardouin, Gilles
Subject: Early Printing
Period: 1526 (published)
Publication: Horae B.V.M. Secundumusum Romanvorn
Color: Hand Color
4.5 x 7 inches
11.4 x 17.8 cm
Fine example of a printed vellum leaf from the transitional period between manuscript and printing. The recto is printed in Gothic textura type surrounded by elaborate scenes which are iron engravings. The verso contains the traditional miniature scene that complements the prayers in that section. The miniature and illustrations are hand colored and highlighted in gold.