TEXT FROM THE MONTH OF JULY.

(Northern France (probably Rouen): ca. 1470). 180 x 117 mm. (7 x 4 5/8"). Single column, 18 lines, text in a bâtarde hand.

Text in red, blue, and gold, two-line "KL" in shell gold on blue and red ground, both sides with panel border composed of flowers and ink dots, WITH TWO SMALL MINIATURES, each centered in the middle of the panel borders, featuring the labor of the month (Reaping) and the zodiac sign (a lion for Leo). Vellum faintly soiled along the fore edge, small paint smudge on recto border, but these issues quite minor, and the leaf in excellent condition overall.

Situated among the flowers of the panel borders here are two small but charming miniatures depicting the labor of the month, "Reaping," and the zodiac sign for July, Leo. On the recto we see a layman binding up wheat with stalks as tall as he is; on the verso, Leo is represented as a rather moody lion, executed with a sense of three-dimensionality (and a charming degree of whimsy ). The darker palette used in these miniatures allows the delicate gold highlighting on the lion's mane and the stalks of wheat to add a fine sense of detail to each image.
(ST17245-10)

Keywords: Book of Hours

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PJP Catalog: 81.037

(ST17245-10) TEXT FROM THE MONTH OF JULY. WITH SMALL MINIATURES OF THE LABOR OF THE MONTH AND ZODIAC SIGN AN ILLUMINATED VELLUM MANUSCRIPT CALENDAR FROM A. BOOK OF HOURS IN LATIN.
TEXT FROM THE MONTH OF JULY.