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The Hours of Etienne Chevalier / [by] Jean Fouquet

Fouquet, Jean] Sterling, Charles and Claude Schaefer


Item Description: George Braziller, New York, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 47 Tipped-in Color Plates (illustrator). First Edition. A very good+ copy in like slip case128 pages. A handsome book.

Fine colour reproductions of the pages of Fouquet's Book of Hours, now in the Musee Conde, Chantilly. Preface by Sterling; introduction and legends by Schaefer. Freitag #3043. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

47 laid-in color plates. "The illustrations of "The Hours of Etienne Chevalier" by Jean Fouquet rank among the greatest masterpieces of fifteenth-century painting -- a view shared today by art historians of every nationality. In light of our rapidly increasing knowledge of manuscript illumination, which completes our information on mural, panel, and stained-glass painting, scholars are rediscovering the artistic and historical importance of these miniatures." (preface)

the 47 colour plates, which are reproduced illuminations, are spectacular and the originals of many of them are in the Musee Conde, in Chantilly; the illustrations of The Hours of Etienne Chevalier by Jean Fouquet rank among the greatest masterpieces of fifteenth-century painting.
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