Masters of Dirc van Delf

  • active about 1400 - about 1410
  • Illuminator
  • Dutch

The name, Masters of Dirc van Delf, refers to several anonymous artists who make up one of the first important illuminators' workshops in fifteenth-century Holland. These artists are named for their lavish manuscripts of Dutch devotional texts by Dirc van Delf, an eminent Dominican theologian who was court chaplain from 1389 to 1404 to Albrecht of Bavaria, Count of Holland. The workshop of the Masters of Dirc van Delf played a crucial role in the new and dynamic cultural life of the Dutch court.