Auction 136, Lot 783

"[Illuminated Leaf]", Anon.

Subject: Medieval Manuscripts

Period: 1475 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

4.8 x 6.5 inches
12.2 x 16.5 cm

A very pretty leaf from a Parisian Book of Hours. Written on a fine sheet of buttery, white vellum in black ink. Both sides are embellished with decorative initials illuminated in red, blue, white and burnished gold leaf. Decorative panels on both sides are painted with gold ivy leaves and colorful flowers and fruits. The text is from the Hours of the Holy Spirit.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/1/2011