Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Leaf from a Missal, ca. 1290
    Northeast French; Beauvais (?)
    Tempera and gold leaf, on parchment; 11 3/8 x 7 1/4 in. (28.9 x 18.4 cm)
    Gift of Mrs. Karen Gutmann, in memory of Harry Bober, 1992 (1992.238)

    With its marriage of elegant foliate decoration and refined lettering, this leaf from a missal is characteristic of Gothic manuscript illumination in northern France. The taut vines and letters are close to those on a number of manuscript leaves attributed to the city of Beauvais. The text comprises the special prayers for the feast of Saint John the Baptist (June 24): readings from Psalm 91 and the Books of Isaiah and Jeremiah, the Gradual, the Gloria, and the Alleluia.

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  • Leaf from a Missal, ca. 1290
    Northeast French; Beauvais (?)
    Tempera and gold leaf, on parchment; 11 3/8 x 7 1/4 in. (28.9 x 18.4 cm)
    Gift of Mrs. Karen Gutmann, in memory of Harry Bober, 1992 (1992.238)

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