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Fifteen Cuttings from Histoire de Charles Martel
Written: Brussels, Belgium; Illuminated: Bruges, Belgium (Place Created)
written 1463–1465; illuminated 1467–1472
Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink on parchment
Ms. Ludwig XIII 6 (83.MP.149)
Over a period of three years, court scribe David Aubert wrote a four-volume work in French titled Histoire de Charles Martel.It totals four thousand pages and tells the story of Charles Martel (r. 719 to 741),
Several years after Philip's death, the
The four volumes of the book, with 101 of the original miniatures, belong to the Royal Library in Brussels, which acquired the core of Philip the Good's library. Fifteen leaves with half-page miniatures, removed in the 1700s, are part of the Getty Museum's collection.
early 15th century
Philip the Good, French, 1396 - 1467
mid 15th century
Charles the Bold, French, 1433 - 1477, remained with his descendants in the Library of Burgundy, 1477.
1477 - 1796
Library of Burgundy, rehoused at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, 1796.
1796 - 1815
Probably the Bibliothèque nationale de France
Hans P. Kraus, Sr., American, born Austria, 1907 - 1988
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