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By Thomas Kren, Mark Evans, Janet Backhouse, Nancy Turner

Jean Bourdichon was once the courtroom painter to 4 successive French kings together with Louis XII and his predecessor, Charles VIII. Bourdichon painted the Hours of Louis XII for the king of France round the time of Louis’s coronation in 1498. released at the get together of an exhibition held on the J. Paul Getty Museum, October 18, 2005, to January eight, 2006, and on the Victoria and Albert Museum, February 2 to may well 1, 2006, A Masterpiece Reconstructed reproduces the book’s 16 identified miniatures including a range of alternative books illuminated through the artist, through his instructor Jean Fouquet, and via their contemporaries.

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32. Dom Anselm M. Albareda, "Els Manuscrits de la biblioteca del Monestir de Montserrat" Analecta Montserratensia, vol. i (1917), pp. 71-76, cat. 53. 33. Mark Evans, "Bourdichon's Nativity" National Art Collections Fund 2003 Review (London, 2004), p. 135. 34. " 35. The Hours of Anne of Brittany has forty-nine full-page miniatures plus twelve full historiated calendar borders along with several leaves with illuminated armorials and heraldry. In the tally of twenty-four full-page miniatures proposed here for the Hours of Louis XII, the two miniatures that would have made up the frontispiece diptych and The Annunciation are each counted as two rather than one.

St. Petersburg, National Library of Russia, Ms. Lat. O. v. N. 126, fol. 8 The Temptation of Eve (detail). Hours of Louis of Orleans, ca. 1490-95. St. Petersburg, National Library of Russia, Ms. Lat. O. v. N. 126, fol.

Respectively. The Louis XII miniature is more trimmed at the top but has a wider margin below the lower frame, which explains the comparable height dimensions given here. 21. In 1490 or 1491 Bourdichon depicted Charles VIII presented by Saints Louis and Charlemagne, but the image is lost. (MacGibbon 1933, pp. 48,139-40). 22. On the importance of Charlemagne within the self-presentation and propaganda of Charles VIII, see R. W. Scheller, "Imperial Themes in the Art and Literature of the Early French Renaissance: The Period of Charles VIII," Simiolusiz (1981-82), pp.

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