Oct 25, 2010

Book of Hours (Use of Paris)

Book of Hours (Use of Paris)

c. 1420

Part of a set. See all set records

follower of Boucicaut Master

(French, Paris, active about 1410–25)

Ink, tempera, and gold on vellum

Sheet: 20.3 x 14 cm (8 x 5 1/2 in.)

Bequest of Julia Morgan Marlatt 1942.169


Did you know?

The owner of a book of hours was intended to stop eight times a day and read a devotional text.


The Boucicaut Master takes his name from the book of hours he made for Jean de Boucicaut (died 1421), marshal of France, who was taken prisoner by the English at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. This talented artist, known for his tall, elongated figures with delicate features, exercised profound influence over Parisian manuscript painting during the first decades of the 1400s—a point illustrated by this volume.

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