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Fifteen Cuttings from Histoire de Charles Martel
written 1463 - 1465; illuminated 1467 - 1472
Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink on parchment
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.
Building the Medieval World: Architecture in Illuminated Manuscripts (March 2 to May 16, 2010) (leaf 1)
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