This late Book of Hours, with three full-page miniatures and lavishly illuminated decoration, calls back to a time before printed books were readily available. Jean Coene IV, influenced heavily by the Parisian workshop of Jean Pichore, crafts dazzling imagery with clear contouring and gold hatchings, surrouning his scenes with architectural frames in liquid gold. This item was likely created to satisfy a bibliophile or art lover who preferred handmade books to print, and so it would suit a similar collector in the modern age.
Read about this Book of Hours in our blogpost, Art as Therapy.
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