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Book of Hours of Luis de Laval

Ms. Lat. 920Bibliothèque Nationale de France (Paris, France)

Book of Hours of Luis de Laval Book of Hours of Luis de Laval Book of Hours of Luis de Laval Book of Hours of Luis de Laval Book of Hours of Luis de Laval Book of Hours of Luis de Laval Book of Hours of Luis de Laval

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Alternate Titles
Libro de Horas de Luis de Laval
Features
Manuscript on parchment − 24.3 × 17.2 cm − 700 pp.
Origin
1470-75 and 1485-89 − France
Theme
Private Devotion Books
Style
Gothic
Language
Latin
Patron
Luis de Laval, Lord of Châtillon
Former Owners
Anne de France, Duchess of Bourbon
Artists / Schools
Jean Colombe; others

Initiated around 1470-1475, the illumination of the book was taken up again and continued between 1485 and 1489. Luis de Laval, Lord of Châtillon, bequeathed the book to Anne de France, Duchess of Bourbon. Later on, it became part of the royal collections immediately after the assets of the Constable of Bourbon were confiscated. 

An exceptional collection of medieval miniatures

In the words of François Avril, "This unusually lavishly manuscript is without any doubt the most ambitious that has ever left the workshop of Jean Colombe"; "A colossal iconographic programme of an exceptional manuscript. We have before us a heavyweight among medieval miniatures".

Most of this extensive iconographic collection is the work of the great Jean Colombe. However, given the richness of this marvel, it could not be the work of a single artist. The Hours of Luis de Laval brings together the best miniaturist of the moment, who collaborated the most complex modes and during a far more extensive period than ever thought before.

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Libro de Horas de Luis de Laval

  • Burgos: Siloé, arte y bibliofilia, 2013
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