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
Originally used solely by the ordained, by the 1000s, these prayers had spread to the general population through their inclusion in books of hours.
This leaf survives 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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