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Book of Hours
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Book of Hours


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Description While some owners of printed Books of Hours had them illuminated like manuscripts, others seem to have embraced the visual effect of printed imagery as its own new aesthetic. In the Books of Hours produced by Philippe Pigouchet and designed by the Master of Anne de Bretagne, the intricacy of line and heavily detailed patterns make every image a tour de force of printing. It appears this book's owner appreciated these images for their own intrinsic beauty, as only the initials have been painted.
Exhibitions
  • Prayers in Code: Books of Hours from Renaissance France. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2009.
  • From Pen to Press: Experimentation and Innovation in the Age of Print. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2014-2015.
Provenance Acquired by Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
1498 (Renaissance)
Medium
metalcut print on parchment
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
91.613
Measurements
Overall closed: 9 5/16 × 6 7/16 × 1 in. (23.7 × 16.3 × 2.5 cm) Open H: 9 5/16 × W: 10 11/16 × D: 4 in. (23.7 × 27.2 × 10.1 cm)
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