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Culture
France, Paris, 15th century
Title
Hours of Charles the Noble, King of Navarre (1361-1425): fol. 200r, Text
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Work Type
Bound Volume
Date
c. 1405
Material
ink, tempera, and gold on vellum
Measurements
Codex: 20.3 x 15.7 x 7 cm (8 x 6 3/16 x 2 3/4 in.)
Description
This precious volume was obviously highly prized by its owner, the French-born King of Navarre, who had his coat of arms painted on no less than twenty folios. Rather than directly commissioning this manuscript from a specific workshop, it seems that Charles the Noble acquired his book of hours -- perhaps ready-made for the luxury market -- while on a trip to Paris in 1404-05.
A collaborative effort, six painting styles are evidenced within the pages of this codex, those of two Italians, two Frenchmen, and two Netherlanders. The painter who was responsible for the planning and decoration of the book, and who produced seventeen of the large miniatures, was a Bolognese artist known as the Master of the Brussels Initials. His principal assistant, responsible for most of the borders, was a Florentine who signed his name "Zecho" da Firenze on folio 208 verso.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: MED - Manuscript Illuminations
Department: Medieval Art
Provenance: Edmond de Rothschild
Maurice de Rothschild
Edmond de Rothschild, Paris
Edmond de Rothschild; Maurice de Rothschild; Edmond de Rothschild, Paris
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund
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Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
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1964.40.200.a_full.tif
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