The Visitation: Leaf from a Book of Hours (5 of 6 Excised Leaves)

The Visitation: Leaf from a Book of Hours (5 of 6 Excised Leaves)

c. 1420

Henri d'Orquevaulx or Workshop


Ink, tempera and gold on vellum

Each leaf: 16.1 x 12.5 cm (6 5/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

The Jeanne Miles Blackburn Collection 2003.172



These leaves survive from what must have been an extraordinarily rich book of hours. Stylistically, the illuminations relate to the workshop of Henri d'Orquevaulx, a documented Metz manuscript painter. Little is known about d'Orquevaulx's life or career. Compositionally, structurally, and stylistically, the miniatures suggest strong links to Netherlandish illumination.

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