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Kantonsbibliothek Appenzell Ausserrhoden
CM Ms. 6
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Book of hours from France
Parchment · 212 ff. · 18.5 x 13 cm · Northern France (Paris?) · middle of the 15th century
Latin, French
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This book of hours is patterned after the liturgical format of the Parisian 'Horae'. It differs, however, in its richer, yet qualitatively narrower range of illustrations: each of the Gospel selections is accompanied by a portrait of its author, and the Marian Office by a complete cycle illustrating the childhood of Jesus. The artist's indirect reception of the originals by the well known Paris illuminator, via a series of intermediate steps, displays numerous misunderstandings or intentional revisions. To the modern eye, accustomed to modern aesthetic norms, the shallow fields, bold juxtaposition of colors, and extremely foreshortened perspective used in these illustrations come across as expressive and inventive. The commissioner of the work is unknown. (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. 78-80.
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10.5076/e-codices-cea-0006 (
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