Coronation of the Virgin, miniature from a Book of Hours. Illuminated manuscript leaf on vellum.

Coronation of the Virgin, miniature from a Book of Hours.

1480. France (possibly Maine or Anjou): c. 1480.

Single leaf, 162 mm x 110 mm. Slight fading, in an old frame with metal fittings. A finely painted miniature with the use of gold modeling and the cloud of cherubim in the tradition pioneered by Jean Fouquet.

§ The Virgin and God seated on separate stools in a paneled room, God placing a crown on her head, a host of blue seraphim behind, miniature in an arched compartment above the large initial and three lines of text (opening of Compline) within a full border of colored flowers and acanthus leaves in little rectangles with ground of liquid gold or pale blue or plain vellum. Item #122865

Price: $12,000.00