Renaissance Painting in Manuscripts. Treasures from the British Library.

New York: Hudson Hills Press, (1983),

First Edition. large quarto, cloth in slipcase. xiv, 210pp. Hudson Hills Press, Item #24694

Published in conjunction with an exhibition held in 1984 at the J. Paul Getty Museum, The Pierpont Morgan Library, and The British Library. Catalogue and essays by Janet Backhouse, Mark Evans, Thomas Kren, and Myra Orth, and with an introduction by D. H. Turner. From the Preface: "The twenty-four manuscripts and one printed book discussed in this catalogue belong to the glorious era of European illumination that extended from circa 1450 until 1560. The British Library's extraordinary holdings from this period give an overview of the development of manuscript illumination and indicate in broad terms the heights of artistic achievement in three major geographical regions where Renaissance illumination flourished: the Flemish territories (present-day Belgium), France, and Italy." Extensively illustrated in black and white and in color. With a detailed index and a selected bibliography. Very fine.

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