81. [Miniature - Flanders]

Fragment of an illuminated leaf from a Latin prayer book for a chapter of canons.

Flanders, ca. 1480

1 f. (31,5 x 14 cm), on vellum, written in a brown Gothic hand, with red and blue initials and one red pen-flourished initial (sl. rubbed). Text starting: "Deduc me...".

Illuminated with a large miniature (10 x 9 cm) depicting a canon kneeling in front of a saint (an unidentified bishop with a staff: the patron saint of his chapter?, his patron saint?) in a corridor opening onto the countryside within a three-quarter border in the style of the Ghent-Bruges School depicting flowers, a bird and a butterfly on a yellow background. A blue unidentified coat of arms with stars and the letter A is hanging in the border.

€ 1.000 / 1.500

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