Book of Hours - Simone Vostre 1513 (6)

Catalog Number 8947
 
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Country of Origin

France

City of Origin

Paris

Age

1513

Workshop

Jean Perreal (Lyon)

Language

Latin

Script

Gothic

Use of

Metz

Size of Written Space

190 x 114 mm. approximately (7.48 x 4.49 in.)

Size of Leaf

227 x 146 mm. approximately (8.94 x 5.75 in.)

Condition

Fine

Description

A leaf from a printed Book of Hours, use of Metz, on heavy vellum, by the renowned printer, Simon Vostre (1486-1520), printed in Paris 1513. The Metalcut is ascribed to Jean Perréal of Lyon (1455-1530). This leaf, from The Office of The Dead, features a full page miniature of Lazarus being raised from the dead. The story of Lazarus defies medieval views of one’s mortality and, as such, was a relatively positive choice, and not an infrequent one, for illustrations of the Office of the Dead. The Gospel of John tells how Lazarus, the brother of Martha and Mary, fell sick, died, was buried and then miraculously raised from the dead by Christ. In this miniature, Lazarus rises from his tomb, clothed only in the burial shroud, to the amazement of the crown gathered to watch in front of the church. Verso: Thirty lines of printed text in a Gothic script. The text is surrounded by woodcut borders with two vignettes featuring The Dance of Death and one woodcut contains Adam and Eve with the serpent. Psalms 114, 119 and 120 are also included in this leaf. (Bohatta 179)

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$600.00
SKU:
8947
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