"The Prayer Book of Charles the Bold - A Study of a Flemish Masterpiece from the Burgundian Court" by . De Schryver

The Prayer Book of Charles the Bold - A Study of a Flemish Masterpiece from the Burgundian Court . De Schryver

Series:
Getty Publications - (Yale)
Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
30 Oct 2008
ISBN:
9780892369430
Imprint:
Getty Publications
Dimensions:
312 pages: 247 x 184 x 25mm
Illustrations:
46 colour & 124 b&w illustrations

In January 1469, the accounts of Duke Charles the Bold of Burgundy (reigned 1467-77) record a payment to the noted scribe Nicolas Spierinc 'for having written...some prayers for my lord.' Seven months later, the same accounts record a payment to the illuminator Lievin van Lathern for twenty-five miniatures plus borders and decorated initials in the same manuscript.In this seminal study, the late Antoine de Schryver - an internationally renowned art historian - presents a thoroughly researched and balanced argument suggesting that the documents refer to the exquisite prayer book of Charles the Bold which can now be found in the collection of the J. Getty Museum.

Antoine de Schryver was a world renowned art historian, and a former professor of art history at the University of Ghent, the Netherlands. Thomas Kren is curator of manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum.