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Kantonsbibliothek Appenzell Ausserrhoden
CM Ms. 8
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Book of hours from Paris
Parchment · 104 ff. · 14 x 7 cm · Paris · second quarter of the 16th century
Latin, French
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This book of hours with a tall, narrow format is a true pocket book, and the framing of the miniatures with architectural elements, crowned volutes, putti, and garlands displays a definite Renaissance influence. The book is illustrated with 16 full-page illuminations and 21 smaller, simpler miniatures by a different artist. One of the full-page illustrations shows the coat of arms of the person who commissioned the book: he was a certain Michel de Champrond (d. August 1, 1539), Lord of Ollé, Advisor and Paymaster of the King. This would indicate that a well-to-do personage, not of noble birth, but part of the court circle, had an elaborate, richly decorated and partially customized prayer book made by a middle quality manuscript workshop as late as the 1530s, when printed Books of hours were already widely available. (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. 81-83.
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10.5076/e-codices-cea-0008 (
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