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French illuminated manuscripts: late fourteenth to early sixteenth century

Introduction Paris
14th c.
Loire & Paris 1450-1500 Paris
1500-1530
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Paris c. 1400-1450

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Harley 1319, f. 12

Jean Creton, Histoire du roy d'Angleterre Richard II, 285 x 210 mm, c. 1405, Archbishop Arundel preaches about wrongs done to Henry of Lancaster, illuminated by the MASTER OF VIRGIL
Harley 1319, f. 12



Burney 257, f. 230
Statius, Thebaid and Achilleid, 290 x 195, c. 1400, Thetis, Achilles, and the daughters of Lycomedes, illuminated partly by the MASTER OF OROSIUS
Burney 257, f. 230



Yates Thompson 37, f. 53v
Hours of John of Berry or his circle, 190 x 140 mm, c. 1405/10, Annunciation to the shepherds, illuminated partly by the workshop of the MASTER OF LUÇON (see also Jacquemart de Hesdin and Baptist Master)
Yates Thompson 37, f. 53v



Yates Thompson 37, f. 122
Hours of John of Berry or his circle, 190 x 140 mm, c. 1405/10, Pentecost, illuminated partly by the MASTER OF THE BAPTIST (see also Jacquemart de Hesdin and Luçon Master)
Yates Thompson 37, f. 122



Harley 2952, f. 115
Book of Hours in French, 175 x 125 mm, c. 1415, Virgin of humility, illuminated by the MASTER OF THE HUMILITY MADONNAS
Harley 2952, f. 115



Additional 32454, f. 46
Book of Hours for the use of Rome, 255 x 180 mm, c. 1415, Coronation, illuminated partly by the MASTER OF JOSEPHUS
Additional 32454, f. 46



Cotton, Domitian A XVII, f. 123
Psalter of Henry VI (initially for Louis de Guyenne?), 190 x 140 mm, c. 1400/10, Christ and his disciples symbolically threatened with shipwreck, illuminated by the MASTER OF BERRY’S CLERES FEMMES (see also Jerome Master)
Cotton, Domitian A XVII, f. 123



Cotton, Domitian A XVII, f. 177v
Psalter of Henry VI (initially for Louis de Guyenne?), 190 x 140 mm, additions c. 1415/20, Monks in choir, added illuminations partly by the MASTER OF ST JEROME (see also Berry’s Clères Femmes Master)
Cotton, Domitian A XVII, f. 177v



Additional 35311 (vol. 1), f. 333v
Breviary of John the Fearless (d. 1419) and Margaret of Bavaria, 245 x 170 mm, between c. 1410 and 1419, Crucifixion, illuminated mainly by the MASTER OF THE BREVIARY OF JOHN THE FEARLESS (see also Guillebert de Mets Master)
Additional 35311 (vol. 1), f. 333v



Harley 2897 (vol. 2), f. 33v
Breviary of John the Fearless (d. 1419) and Margaret of Bavaria, 245 x 170 mm, additions c. 1425/40, David points to his eyes, added illuminations by the MASTER OF GUILLEBERT DE METS (see also Breviary Master)
Harley 2897 (vol. 2), f. 33v



Egerton 912, f. 198v
Paulus Orosius, Histoire Ancienne, 440 x 295 mm, c. 1415, Assassination of Tiberius Gracchus, illuminated partly by the MASTER OF THE BERRY APOCALYPSE (see also Boethius Master)
Egerton 912, f. 198v



Egerton 912, f. 10
Paulus Orosius, Histoire Ancienne, 440 x 295 mm, c. 1415, Creation, illuminated partly by the MASTER OF BOETHIUS FR. 12459 (see also Apocalypse Master)
Egerton 912, f. 10



Additional 16997, f. 77
Hours of Etienne Chevalier, 160 x 115 mm, c. 1420, Flight into Egypt, illuminated mainly by the MASTER OF THE BOUCICAUT HOURS
Additional 16997, f. 77



Egerton 1070, f. 94v
Hours of René d'Anjou, 220 x 165 mm, c. 1405/10, Apostle Peter, illuminated partly by the MASTER OF MAZARINE 469 (see also Barthélemy d’Eyck, and Egerton and Parement Masters)
Egerton 1070, f. 94v



Additional 29433, f. 89
Hours of Louis de Guyenne?, 225 x 160 mm, c. 1406/07, Hell, illuminated mainly by the MASTER OF THE BRUSSELS INITIALS
Additional 29433, f. 89



Additional 18850, f. 65
Hours of the duke of Bedford and his wife Anne of Burgundy (married in 1423), presented to king Henry VI of England in 1430, 260 x 185, c. 1415-20, and additions c. 1423 and c. 1430, Nativity, illuminated mainly by the MASTER OF BEDFORD (Haincelin of Hagenau?)
Additional 18850, f. 65



Harley 4431, (vol. 1) f. 3
Christine de Pizan, Œuvres, 370 x 285 mm, 1413, Christine de Pizan presents her works to Isabeau of Bavaria, illuminated mainly by the MASTER OF THE CITE DES DAMES
Harley 4431, (vol. 1) f. 3



Egerton 1070, ff. 29v/30
Hours of René d'Anjou, 222 x 165 mm, c. 1405/10, Visitation and historiated initial with Virgin reading, illuminated mainly by the MASTER OF EGERTON 1070 (see also Barthélemy d’Eyck, and Mazarine and Parement Masters)
Egerton 1070, ff. 29v/30



Yates Thompson 46, f. 133
Book of Hours for the use of Paris, 240 x 169 mm, c. 1410, Deposition, illuminated partly by an artist related to the MASTER OF GUY DE LAVAL (formerly Guise Master)
Yates Thompson 46, f. 133



Cotton Vespasian A XIX, ff. 1v-2
Added miniatures to a 13th-century manuscript, 195 x 125 mm, c. 1420, Christ carrying the cross, illuminated by the MASTER OF HARVARD HANNIBAL
Cotton Vespasian A XIX, ff. 1v-2



Yates Thompson 3, f. 162
Hours of Jean de Dunois, 135 x 95 mm, c. 1440-50, Idleness, illuminated by the MASTER OF DUNOIS
Yates Thompson 3, f. 162



Royal 15 E VI, f. 4v
Book of Romances, presented to Margaret of Anjou, wife of king Henry VI, by the Earl of Shrewsbury (called Shrewsbury Book), 475 x 335 mm, c. 1445, City of Babylon with Nectanebus enthroned, illuminated partly by the MASTER OF THOMAS HOO (see also Talbot Master)
Royal 15 E VI, f. 4v



Additional 18192, f. 52
Book of Hours for the use of Paris, 200 x 130 mm, c. 1435, Nativity, illuminated mainly by the MASTER OF THE MUNICH GOLDEN LEGEND
Additional 18192, f. 52



Harley 2915, ff. 27v-28
Book of Hours for the use of Sarum, 175 x 125 mm, c. 1450, Nativity, illuminated by the MASTER OF JOHN FASTOLF
Harley 2915, ff. 27v-28



Royal 15 E VI, f. 2v
Book of Romances, presented to Margaret of Anjou, wife of King Henry VI, by the Earl of Shrewsbury (called Shrewsbury Book), 475 x 335 mm, c. 1445, Shrewsbury presents the book to the queen, illuminated mainly by the MASTER OF JOHN TALBOT (see also Hoo Master)
Royal 15 E VI, f. 2v



Harley 2934, f. 66v
Book of Hours for the use of Troyes, 160 x 110 mm, c. 1410, Flight into Egypt, illuminated by the MASTER OF THE ROHAN HOURS
Harley 2934, f. 66v



Additional 31835, f. 80v
Book of Hours for the use of Amiens, 175 x 130 mm, c. 1430/40, Flight into Egypt, partly illuminated by an artist related to the MASTER OF MORGAN 453
Additional 31835, f. 80v


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14th c.
Loire & Paris 1450-1500 Paris
1500-1530
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