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The Annunciation (Matins, Office of the Virgin): Leaf from a Book of Hours (1 of 3 Excised Leaves)

c. 1530–1535
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(French, d. 1546)
Overall: 7.7 x 6.5 cm (3 1/16 x 2 9/16 in.)
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Books of hours were often purchased as luxury objects in order to reflect the owner’s status, wealth, and taste.

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Unusual in French manuscript painting of the period, fuchsia pinks and bright acid greens characterize the painting’s palette. The figures are set in the foreground of the miniature and enclosed within a "Fontainebleau"-style architectural frame. The 1520s Hours Workshop primarily produced jewel-like luxury books of hours for a wealthy clientele. Evidence points to Paris as the site of the workshop's activity under the direction of the Antwerp-born miniaturist Noël Bellemare (died 1546).
The Annunciation (Matins, Office of the Virgin): Leaf from a Book of Hours (1 of 3 Excised Leaves)

The Annunciation (Matins, Office of the Virgin): Leaf from a Book of Hours (1 of 3 Excised Leaves)

c. 1530–1535

Noël Bellemare, The 1520s Hours Workshop

(French, d. 1546), (French)
France, Paris

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