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Leaf from a Book of Hours

Manuscript Cutting
mid 1490s (made)
Place of origin

Full-page miniature showing the Presentation in the Temple. Decorated border with illusionistic peacock feathers.
Verso not visible. Mounted onto card.


Object details

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Object type
TitleLeaf from a Book of Hours
Materials and techniques
Brief description
Miniature showing the Presentation in the Temple, attributed to the circle of the Master of the First Prayer Book of Maximilian, from the Hours of Louis Quarré (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Douce 311), Ghent (Flanders), c.1495.
Physical description
Full-page miniature showing the Presentation in the Temple. Decorated border with illusionistic peacock feathers.
Verso not visible. Mounted onto card.
Dimensions
  • Height: 221mm
  • Width: 141mm
  • External border height: 215mm
  • External border width: 134mm
  • Miniature only height: 165mm
  • Miniature only width: 91mm
Production typeUnique
Object history
Entry in Register of drawings: ‘Miniature on vellum. The wise men’s offering (marked Gibbs Sept. 1856) Price £1.0.0. size 8 ½ x 5 ¾'.
Acquired by Gibbs (probably James Gibbs) in September 1856 (inscription on the back recorded in the Register of Drawings). Bought for £1 by the museum before 5 June 1864 when it was transferred from the Art Museum. Considered by Sydney Cockerell (1867-1962) to be a copy in a 1906 letter (pasted on the back of the mount) to Dr Edward Fairbrother Strange of the National Art Library.
Collection
Accession number
4101

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Record createdJune 30, 2009
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