Psalter and Hours of Bonne de Luxembourg, Duchess of Normandy, before 1349
Probably Jean Le Noir, his daughter Bourgot, and his workshop
Tempera, grisaille, ink, and gold leaf on vellum; 4 5/16 x 3 9/16 in. (12.5 x 9.1 cm)
The Cloisters Collection, 1969 (69.86)
Illuminated in Paris, this manuscript was made for Bonne of Luxembourg, a Bohemian princess who married John, duke of Normandy and later king of France, known as John the Good. Her arms, Luxembourg impaled with Valois, appear throughout the manuscript in the lower borders. The style, influenced by Jean Pucelle, indicates a date toward the middle of the century, prior to the death of Bonne from plague in 1349. The illuminations may be attributed to the workshop of Jean Le Noir, or perhaps his daughter Bourgot, while the pages with the Preaching Fool and the Three Living and the Three Dead appear to be by the master.