IM-10527: (127 x 92mm) Original leaf from a medieval manuscript Book of Hours. 15 lines of red-ruled, Latin text, written with dark brown ink in gothic book-hand script on animal vellum. One three-line illuminated initial in blue on a burnished gold ground with a floral interior design in orange and blue; one two-line illuminated initial in burnished gold on blue and pink ground extending into the margin with a delicate rinceaux design in burnished gold and blue; five one-line illuminated initials alternating in blue with red penwork and burnished gold with blue penwork. Northern France (Paris), c. 1420-30.
Miniature painting (68x45mm) illuminated by a master of the Boucicaut School depicting The Last Supper: Christ is shown blessing the apostles at the center behind a round table which holds food, drink, knife and a cup. St John the Evangelist is depicted reposing in Christ's lap, head on right forearm on table. The remaining apostles surround the table. Behind Christ is a colored and gold tessellated background. The miniature is surrounded by text-frame bars on three sides in blue, pink and burnished gold with full borders of foliage with multi-colored acanthus-leaf sprays at corners.
The three-line illuminated ''D'' begins: ''Deus...'' (Thou O Lord wilt open my lips. And my mouth shall declare thy praise.).
Provenance: Sotheby's - ex G. Barilla of Geneva, and formerly Frederick Fowler collection (England c. 1820's)