The Hours of Anna Colonna is an exuberantly illuminated Christian prayer book made for its namesake, who was married to Gian Antonio Orsini, Prince of Taranto, and who is pictured in the book. The manuscript's illumination is characterized by lively narrative scenes and imposing figures of saints isolated before burnished gold backgrounds with punchwork embellishment. Created in Puglia in southern Italy in the mid-fifteenth century, it boasts nineteen historiated initials with rich narrative detail and six full-page miniatures of saints by the San Corrado Master.
We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Hours of Anna Colonna": Il manoscritto W.322. Le preghiere di Anna Colonna a San Francesco facsimile edition, published by Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana - Treccani, 2023Request Info / Price