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Workshop of Guillebert de Mets. - Extremely large leaf from a book of hours on vellum.

Workshop of Guillebert de Mets. -  Extremely large leaf from a book of hours on vellum.
Extremely large leaf from a book of hours on vellum. - Workshop of Guillebert de Mets.
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Title : Extremely large leaf from a book of hours on vellum..
Map maker : Workshop of Guillebert de Mets..
Date : France/Flanders ca. 1450.
Size : 9.1 x 6.9 inches. / 23.0 x 17.5 cm.
Colouring : original colouring

Description :15 lines of text, written in darkbrown ink, in a well accomplished gothic bookhand.
RECTO: Five 1-line initials in burnished gold, on a blue and red ground and white penwork, three linefillers is same.
Three-sided borders of refined black penwork filled with numerous burnished golden vine-leaves, and flowers.
The illumination is in the style or done by the workshop of Guillebert de Mets.
He is named after a manuscript of a "Decameron", now in Paris.
Guillebert de Mets was active around 1415-1460 In Flanders, where he worked for the court of Philip the Good, and for Philip the Good himself.
The right-hand corners on ths leaf are typical foor Guillebert de Mets.
VERSO: six 1-line capitals as on recto
The illumination is as on recto, slight rubbing to a few words.
An example of refined Flemish illumination from the middle of the 15th. century.
Condition : Good condition, on nice flat vellum, with the original complete borders.
Stained in one bottom-corner,but leaving enough room, as the border is wide.
Exceptionally large leaf from what must have been an extremely fine book of hours.


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