Large Hours of Montserrat (Hipolita de Aragon-Sforza)
Author: Jean Bourdichon, one of the most acclaimed miniaturists of all time and Court painter for four Kings of France (Louis XI, Charles VIII, Louis XII and Francis I) and two Queens (Charlotte of Savoy and Anne of Brittany).
Measurements: 195 x 130 mm.
Sheets: 150, magnificently illuminated sheets, all of them either full page (38), or with beautiful floral decoration, inhabited with several hundred plants, capitular letters with gold and a full medieval bestiary of mythological animals.
Catalogue number: Ms.66 of the Montserrat Abbey Library.
Origin: Paris, France. 15th-16th Century.
- Bound with genuine silk velvet.
- 24K gold plated bronze covers
- Original binding motifs obtained from the originals using lost-wax casting.
- Impression made on "Stucco Parchment" specially manufactured by Fedrigoni.
- Hot embossing of gold with a "cracked" effect identical to the originals.
- ISBN: 978-84-947357-3-8
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