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The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the "Belles Heures" of…

by Timothy B. Husband

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Color photographs of the Belles Heures of Jean de Berry - an illustrated prayer book commissioned by Jean de France
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0300136714, Hardcover)

One of the most lavishly illustrated codices of the Middle Ages, the Belles Heures (1405–1408/9) is the only manuscript executed in its entirety by the famed Limbourg brothers. Commissioned by its magisterial patron, Jean de France, duc de Berry, this richly illuminated Book of Hours, intended for private devotion and now housed in The Cloisters at the Metropolitan Museum, counted among the duke’s large collection of prized possessions. The luminous scenes depicting the legends of the saints, the Hours of the Virgin, and the like, many with elaborately designed borders, exemplify the transcendent splendor of the Limbourg brothers’ talents.

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