Posts by Charlotte Haley

  • New Acquisitions coming to Frieze Masters 2021

    It's an exciting time for Dr Jörn Günther Rare Books, with the publication of our new brochure, Collecting Cultureimminent and the upcoming Frieze Masters in London, our first in-person event after so long away. 

  • The Life of a Manuscript

    The Collection History of a Book of Hours, use of Sarum
    The Life of a Manuscript

    Continuing our series exploring the life of a particular object, we look at the history of this Book of Hours, Use of Sarum (Bruges, c. 1430), illuminated by the Masters of Otto van Moerdrecht. This elaborate prayer book has a fascinating history, having moved in the circles of politically and socially important collectors.

  • The Life of a Miniature

    A new blog series focusing on an item's collection history
    The Life of a Miniature

    A new blog series focusing on an item's ownership history.

    The Life of a… series will focus on a particular item, the hands it has passed through and the eras it has survived. When viewed alone, it is easy to become caught up in a manuscript’s beauty, as well as its many intricacies, but it is worth remembering that all of the objects that survive from the Middle Ages and Renaissance have endured a great deal of history. 




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