The Carpentin Hours

A Reproduction of the Original Manuscript

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Publisher Description

The Carpentin Hours is one of the most dazzling manuscripts illuminated in Bruges at the height of the so-called Northern Renaissance, and it is also one of the least known.


Made for Jean de Carpentin (d. 1501), a gentleman from Picardy, the manuscript was illuminated in the early 1470s by one of the most celebrated artists of the period, known to posterity as the Master of the Dresden Prayer Books. This illuminator, active in the Burgundian Netherlands from the late 1460s to c. 1520, was iconographically ingenious, compulsively inventive, and exceptionally skilled. Jean de Carpentin’s book of hours is among the finest examples of his work.


The manuscript remained in the family’s hands until 1927. In 1940 it was stolen from a Parisian bank vault by Nazi forces. After the war it was returned to its owner in New York, where it remained unseen until 1997.


This eBookTreasures facsimile edition contains the complete manuscript.

  • GENRE
    History
    RELEASED
    2012
    21 May
    LANGUAGE
    EN
    English
    LENGTH
    624
    Pages
    PUBLISHER
    Armadillo New Media Communications
    SIZE
    236
    MB

    Customer Reviews

    Ardy007 ,

    Golden

    An excellent book full of lavish miniatures and is a no brainer for those fascinated by medieval art and culture.
    This ranks alongside other manuscripts on iBooks. A must!!!

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