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Kantonsbibliothek Appenzell Ausserrhoden
CM Ms. 5
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Book of hours from (eastern?) France
Parchment · 191 ff. · 15 x 11 cm · France · first half of the 15th century
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The layperson who commissioned this book of hours is not known by name, but left definite personal traces on the book: he had a full page portrait miniature of himself painted on Fol. 11v, kneeling and accompanied by a coat of arms. The presence of such a prominent portrait of the benefactor indicates considerable ambition on the part of the book's commissioner, who was probably a member of the merchant class. In addition, the portrait was painted by a more talented artist than the other miniatures in the manuscript, which are made in the style of woodcuts. The book of hours could have been intended for use in eastern France. Stylistically, the work displays a provincial character. (eis)
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Gamper Rudolf / Weishaupt Matthias (Hrsg.), Sammlung Carl Meyer in der Kantonsbibliothek Appenzell Ausserrhoden in Trogen. Katalog der Handschriften und der Drucke bis 1600, Dietikon-Zürich 2005, S. 76-78.
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10.5076/e-codices-cea-0005 (
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