Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Book of Hours Manuscript Leaf
    France.
    Ca. 1520s.
    4"H. x 2-1/2"W. leaf, 13" x 15" frame.
    Single illuminated recto page of a single vellum folio from a French Book of Hours, in Latin, c. 1520-1530 with the final lines of the reading from the Gospel of Luke, and the opening to the readings from the Gospel of Mathew, "Cum ergo natus esset Iesus." This exquisite page was removed from a small prayer book known as a Book of Hours. It was painted in France in a Parisian atelier known as the "1520s Workshop." The five-line miniature depicts Saint Matthew accompanied by an angel, symbol of the Evangelist, who holds up a book for him to read. Both figures show the influence of Italian art, with their classically inspired features, and bright, clear palette. The image is framed in gold, as is the text; there is a gold initial "C" and the rubrics are in gold and black. Humanist script, dark brown ink, white parchment. A beautiful page in excellent condition; matted and framed.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2008
    19th Wednesday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 26
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,216

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    This item cannot be shipped using standard methods. Please contact us for more information. Sales Tax information

    Important information concerning Sales Tax and Resale Certificates. Learn More

    Terms and Conditions  |  Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments |  Glossary of Terms

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 March 29 Vintage Guitars & Musical Instruments Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
    Henry L.,
    Lexington, KY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 September 21 - 22 The David and Janice Frent Collection Presidential &  Political Americana, Part VI Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 September 21 - 22 The David and Janice Frent Collection Presidential & Political Americana, Part VI Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $648,838