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Rouen Style of Illumination

Leaf from a Book of Hours, Gold Leaf, Ink, and Tempera on Vellum, Rouen, ca. 1500

Beautiful floral border from a Book of Hours in excellent condition.

Published: Rouen, c. 1500

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M2375 Leaf from a Book of Hours, Gold Leaf, Ink,  and Tempera on Vellum, Rouen, ca. 1500

Genuine leaf from a Book of Hours, a Prayer Book for lay use in private or family devotions.   Written by hand ca. 1500.  Latin text written in a gothic hand in brown ink with ruling in red.  One-quarter border of gold leaf with rich colors in tempera.  Versal initials in liquid gold on a ground of rust tempera with gold tracery.  Two-line initial “B” in liquid gold operns Psalm 41, “Beatus qui intelligit....”  (Blessed is he that considereth the poor).  Size: 6 5/8 x 4 1/2 inches.  

  • Overall Condition: Excellent
  • Size: 6 5/8 x 4 1/2 inches


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