Belles Heures of the Duke of Berry
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Minature paintings from the Belles Heures of the Duke of Berry.
Exhibit at the
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, California 90049
November 18, 2008 through February 8, 2008.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to view all of the major miniatures of this magnificent medieval manuscript in a single display.
Over 80 spectacular paintings from the Belles Heures ("beautiful hours") of the Duke of Berry. This Book of Hours is considered a masterpiece of medieval manuscript illumination and is one of the highlights of The Cloisters Collection of the The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The book was recently unbound to allow for restoration and the production of a facsimile edition. Presenting the opportunity to exhibit all of its major miniatures in a single display.
For more information visit
The Belles Heures of the Duke of Berry
- Information adapted and modified from the Getty Website Exhibitions listing and the December e-Getty newsletter.
The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry
On view in the Robert Lehman Wing
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
March 2–June 13, 2010
The Belles Heures of Jean de Berry is one of the most celebrated and lavishly illustrated manuscripts. It is currently unbound and currently an exhibit all of its illuminated pages as individual leaves are on exhibit. The manuscript is one of the highlights of The Cloisters collection and is a unique opportunity to view this manuscript in a way that has never been possible.
The exhibition provides insight into manuscript and its artists, the Limbourg Brothers and its patron, Jean de France, duc de Berry. Complementing the manuscript will be a select group of objects from the same time period and related to the royal family, the Valois.
For further information visit
The Art of Illumination at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Webstie.
- Information adapted and modified from the exhibit page of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Webstie.
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