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Leaf from a Book of Hours: St. Matthew

Leaf from a Book of Hours: St. Matthew

c. 1415–20
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

This miniature would have marked the beginning of the gospel hours in a book of hours.

Description

The style of this miniature can be linked to the Limbourg Brothers, celebrated Dutch miniature painters who were active in France, particularly Burgundy. They are known to have first worked for Philip the Bold, duke of Burgundy, and later for Duke Jean de Berry. The palette of this miniature, with its ultramarine blues, soft pink, and pale green, as well
as the crisp geometric pattern behind the figure, is typical of the Limbourgs’ work. In a book of hours, this miniature would have introduced the start of the gospel lessons.
  • [Bruce Ferrini, Akron, OH sold to Jeanne Miles Blackburn]
    -2005
    Jeanne Miles Blackburn, Maitland, FL and Durham, NC, gifted to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    2005-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Fliegel, Stephen N. The Jeanne Miles Blackburn Collection of Manuscript Illuminations. Cleveland, Ohio: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1999. Mentioned and Reproduced: p. 31, cat. no. 23 archive.org
  • The Netherlandish Miniature, 1260-1550 (Manuscript Rotation) - Gallery 115. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (December 16, 2013-December 8, 2014).
    Main Gallery Rotation, Gallery 115, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (December 16, 2013 - December 8, 2014.
    The Jeanne Miles Blackburn Collection of Manuscript Illuminations. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (December 19, 1999-February 27, 2000).
  • {{cite web|title=Leaf from a Book of Hours: St. Matthew|url=false|author=Limbourg Brothers|year=c. 1415–20|access-date=26 May 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2005.204