Sumptuous Illuminated Missal Leaf by an Eastern French Artist

    [Illuminated Manuscript]. Illuminated Missal leaf featuring a miniature of a Cistercian monk with the Virgin Mary and Child. [Eastern France, possibly Neubourg Abbey in Alsace, ca. 1450]. Illuminated manuscript on vellum being a leaf from a Missal. Approximate size of miniature 2 x 2 inches. Approximate size of leaf 12 x 9 inches.

    Within an enclosed garden, the seated Virgin Mary, cloaked in blue, holds the Child upon her lap as a kneeling Cistercian monk looks up to her and reads a flowing scroll. The Virgin, Child, and sky are embellished with touches of gold. The miniature is enclosed within a blue, red and gold border; a color theme repeated in the initials throughout the text. Colorful and stylized floral embellishments are found emanating from the initials and bordering the text. A bright and vibrant example of a most likely Cistercian Missal. Minor rubbing to the Virgin's cloak. Fine.

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    April, 2012
    11th-12th Wednesday-Thursday
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