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Auction archive: Lot number 85

Leaf from a Book of Hours, Use of Paris, with a hound chasing a stag and a bird catching a frog

Estimate
£400 - £600
ca. US$492 - US$739
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 85

Leaf from a Book of Hours, Use of Paris, with a hound chasing a stag and a bird catching a frog

Estimate
£400 - £600
ca. US$492 - US$739
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

Leaf from a Book of Hours, Use of Paris, with a hound chasing a stag and a bird catching a frog, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [northern France (probably Paris), c. 1500] Single leaf, in notably long and tall format, with single column of 34 lines of a rounded and angular late gothic bookhand, one-line initial in liquid gold on brown-burgundy, 2-line initials in white woody sprigs on same heightened with liquid gold penstrokes, vertical text borders on three sides of dull-gold bars, those at top in dull gold woody stems, the lower and outer margins on both sides with animal and hunting scenes: (i) recto: a duck and long billed birds in fruit trees before a grassy landscape, another long billed bird in the bas-de-page having seized a frog in its beak; (ii) verso: a white hound and a stag starting from bushes, with another duck and a frog sit at the edge of a pond in the bas-de-page, small details of these scenes heightened with liquid gold, small chips and smudges in places, slight darkening to outer edges of leaf, else in excellent condition, 230 by 148mm. This leaf comes from a richly decorated codex, belonging to a small group of extra-illustrated Books of Hours produced around 1500 by a group of Parisian artists. For another leaf from the same parent manuscript as the previous lot.

Auction archive: Lot number 85
Auction:
Datum:
6 Jul 2022
Auction house:
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
16-17 Pall Mall
St James’s
London, SW1Y 5LU
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 78398880
Beschreibung:

Leaf from a Book of Hours, Use of Paris, with a hound chasing a stag and a bird catching a frog, in Latin, illuminated manuscript on parchment [northern France (probably Paris), c. 1500] Single leaf, in notably long and tall format, with single column of 34 lines of a rounded and angular late gothic bookhand, one-line initial in liquid gold on brown-burgundy, 2-line initials in white woody sprigs on same heightened with liquid gold penstrokes, vertical text borders on three sides of dull-gold bars, those at top in dull gold woody stems, the lower and outer margins on both sides with animal and hunting scenes: (i) recto: a duck and long billed birds in fruit trees before a grassy landscape, another long billed bird in the bas-de-page having seized a frog in its beak; (ii) verso: a white hound and a stag starting from bushes, with another duck and a frog sit at the edge of a pond in the bas-de-page, small details of these scenes heightened with liquid gold, small chips and smudges in places, slight darkening to outer edges of leaf, else in excellent condition, 230 by 148mm. This leaf comes from a richly decorated codex, belonging to a small group of extra-illustrated Books of Hours produced around 1500 by a group of Parisian artists. For another leaf from the same parent manuscript as the previous lot.

Auction archive: Lot number 85
Auction:
Datum:
6 Jul 2022
Auction house:
Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions
16-17 Pall Mall
St James’s
London, SW1Y 5LU
United Kingdom
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 78398880
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