This prayer book was commissioned by Anne de Bretagne, wife of two successive kings of France, Charles VIII and Louis XII, to teach her son, the dauphin Charles-Orland (1492–1495), his catechism. It was painted in Tours by Jean Poyer, an artist documented as working for the queen. The book is richly illustrated, and its thirty-four airy, light-flooded miniatures are among the most delicate examples of late-fifteenth-century art.
Leaf from a Missal Date: ca. 1290 Geography: Made in, Beauvais (?), France Culture: French Medium: Tempera and gold leaf on parchment Dimensions: Overall: 11 5/16 x 7 11/16 in. (28.7 x 19.5 cm) Mat size: 21 7/8 x 15 15/16 in. (55.6 x 40.5 cm) Classification: Manuscripts & Illuminations
Evangelia. Date d'édition : 0801-0900 Sujet : Ecole. de Corbie Sujet : Encadrements ou bordures Sujet : Prix des manuscrits Sujet : Reliures au chiffre de Louis-Philippe Sujet : Vers anonymes Type : manuscrit Langue : Latin
"Crossing Borders. Hebrew Manuscripts as a Meeting-place of Cultures".This book tells the largely unfamiliar story of intellectual transmission, cultural exchange and practical cooperation, social interaction, and religious toleration between Jews and non-Jews in the Muslim as well as Christian world during the late Middle Ages.