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   IM-10572 - Important Book of Hours Leaf with miniature painting of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane



IM-10572: (193 x 148mm) Original leaf from a medieval Book of Hours. 19 lines of ruled text are written in Latin with dark brown ink in on animal vellum. One six-line illuminated initial in pink with delicate white penwork and a floral interior in blue, red, pink and green on a burnished gold ground all resting on a dark blue ground with white penwork surrounded by a burnished gold bar. Flanders (Bruges), c. 1455-65.

The miniature painting (90 x 73mm) depicts Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane. Painted in the style of Willem Vrelant - one of Bruges' leading illuminators, with influence from the Gold Scrolls Master.  In this scene the evening sky is illuminated with "gold scrolls" and God the Father is in the upper right blessing his Son while the three apostles are deep in sleep. Christ kneels in prayer - a stockade fence in the background, and a chalice on rocks before him.  The garden is surrounded in the back by a stockade fence, trees on the back side.  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 six-line illuminated ''D'' begins: ''Domine...'' (Thou, O Lord, wilt open my lips...).

Inventory Number: IM-10572


Charles Edwin Puckett
Contact   Charles or Teresa Puckett Phone: 330-668-0032
Period: Pre-1600
Date: c. 1455-65
Origin: Flanders (Bruges)
Condition: Excellent
Measurements: 193 x 148mm
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