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Hours of Queen Isabella the Catholic, Queen of Spain:  Fol. 31r

Hours of Queen Isabella the Catholic, Queen of Spain: Fol. 31r

c. 1500
Location: not on view

Description

A great lover of Flemish art, Queen Isabella treasured her many devotional books. This deluxe manuscript was created for her private devotions by highly organized and distinctly talented manuscript painters active in Ghent and Bruges. The Ghent-Bruges school represents the culmination of Flemish book painting, whose main features were the use of rich colors, illusionistic effects, a love of landscape, and a strong sense of visual narrative. Manuscripts produced by this circle of artists are renowned for their border decoration featuring a rich variety of realistically painted flowers, scrolling acanthus leaves, birds, and butterflies.
  • c.1500-
    Unidentified first owner? (c. 1500)
    Isabella the Catholic, Queen of Castile
    Baron Edmond de Rothschild (Late 1800s till 1934)
    1934-1954
    Baron Maurice de Rothschild
    1954-1963
    (Rosenberg & Stiebel, New York, NY), sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    1963-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Oh
  • {{cite web|title=Hours of Queen Isabella the Catholic, Queen of Spain: Fol. 31r|url=false|author=Master of the First Prayerbook of Maximillian, Associates|year=c. 1500|access-date=22 July 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1963.256.31.a