A Medieval Bestseller

Vita Christi
August 20, 2019

This video from our research library presents an impressive, large-format volume of the second part of the popular Vita Christi, or La grande vie du Christ in French translation by Guillaume Lemenand. It was commissioned by Philippa of Guelders and her husband, Duke René II of Lorraine. The manuscript contains an extensive cycle of fine miniatures, illuminated by the Master of the Chronique Scandaleuse. This volume is preserved in an almost untouched condition, conveying an unblemished, fresh, and immediate impression of the artist’s mastery.


Also have a look at our Spotlight on this manuscript.




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