Duquesne Relieur (s. XIX)
This elegant pocket-size book of hours was illuminated in Tours around 1480 by the Maître des camaïeux d'or Le Bigot, who was active in the circle of the painter Jean Bourdichon. The sixteen tiny historiated initials in camaïeu d'or that are contained in the manuscript succeed the usual repertoire with an original cycle dedicated to the seven days of Creation. The artist demonstrates his exceptional technical mastery by lending the body of the initials an especially attractive evanescent character. The subtle arrangement of the surrounding letters should invite the anonymous patron to appreciate the meticulous combination of gold and colors in detail.
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- Duquesne Relieur (Bookbinder) Found in: Standard description
- Beatty, Alfred Chester (Former possessor) | Bourdichon, Jean (Illuminator) | Dunn, George (Former possessor) | Duquesne Relieur (Bookbinder) | Fouquet, Jean (Illuminator) | Millar, Eric George (Librarian) | Thomas, Alan G. (Former possessor) Found in: Standard description