Illuminated leaf on vellum from a Book of Hours. France,
FRENCH ILLUMINATOR (1450)
Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.
Fine gold leafy border on three sides of recto with acanthus sprays in blue and red; two-line initial 'A' in blue, with blue and red infill and white tracery, on gilt background and with gilt bar border extending along margin for length of text, four 1-line initials, with line fillers in red, blue and gold. Rubric in red.
Framed. Visible size: 170 x 120mm. 15 lines of text in gothic hand.
With text of hymn to the Virgin Mary: 'Ave maria stella dei mater alma atque semper virgo felix coeli porta...'
Stock Code: 231135