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Miniature from a Prayer Book or a Book of Hours

Object Details

Title:

Miniature from a Prayer Book or a Book of Hours

Artist/Maker:

Simon Marmion (Flemish, active 1450 - 1489)

Culture:

French

Place:

Valenciennes, France (Place Created)

Date:

about 1475–1480

Medium:

Tempera colors and gold on parchment

Object Number:

Ms. 32 (88.MS.14)

Dimensions:

Leaf: 11.6 × 6.4 cm (4 9/16 × 2 1/2 in.)

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Provenance
Provenance
- 1885

Jacques-Victor, comte de la Béraudière, French, 1808 - 1884 [sold, Catalogue des tableaux anciens, dessins, gravures, objets d'art et de haute curiosité, Paris, Commisaires priseurs: Escribe and Paul Chevallier, 18-30 May, 1885, lot 547,to Eduoard Aynard.]

1885 - 1913

Edouard Aynard, French, 1837 - 1913 [sold, Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, Dec. 1 4, 1913, lot 154, to Martine, Comtesse de Béhague]

1913 - 1939

Martine-Marie-Pol de Béhague, comtesse de Béarn, French, 1870 - 1939, by inheritance to the Marquis de Ganay, 1939.

1939 - 1974

Marquis Hubert de Ganay, 1888 - 1974, by inheritance to his children.

1974 - 1987

Marquis Jean-Louis Hubert de Ganay, French, 1922 - 2013 and André de Ganay, French, 1924 and Paul de Ganay, 1929 - 2009 and Michel de Ganay, French, 1926 - 2013 [sold, Antiquités et objets d'art: collection de Martine, Comtesse de Béhague provenant de la succession du Marquis de Ganay, Sotheby's, Monte Carlo, December 5, 1987, lot 151, to Bruce Ferrini.]

1987 - 1988

Bruce Ferrini Rare Books, sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1988.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Illuminated Flemish Manuscripts of the Late Middle Ages (July 26 to October 16, 1988) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), July 26 to October 16, 1988
Recent Acquisitions of Illuminated Manuscripts, 1984-1989 (July 17 to September 30, 1989) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), July 17 to September 30, 1989
"The Visions of Tondal" and Manuscripts from the Time of Margaret of York (April 17 to July 1, 1990) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), April 17 to July 1, 1990
The Apocalypse and Other Visions in Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts (April 16 to June 30, 1991) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), April 16 to June 30, 1991
Ten Centuries of French Illumination (April 23 to July 7, 1996) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), April 23 to July 7, 1996
Flemish Illumination of the Late Middle Ages (November 3, 1998 to January 17, 1999) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), November 3, 1998 to January 17, 1999
The Queen of the Angels (August 15 to November 5, 2000) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), August 15 to November 5, 2000
Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe (June 17, 2003 to February 22, 2004) (recto; Virgo Lactans)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), June 17 to September 7, 2003
  • Royal Academy of Arts (London), November 29, 2003 to February 22, 2004
A Masterpiece Reconstructed: The Hours of Louis XII (October 18, 2005 to May 1, 2006) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), October 18, 2005 to January 8, 2006
The Cult of Saints (April 25 to July 16, 2006) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), April 25 to July 16, 2006
Bibliography
Bibliography

Museos : la revista de las grandes exposiciones. 8 (Monterrey, N.L., México : IVC, 1996), p. 42.

Sotheby's, Monaco. Antiquités et Objets d'Art: Collection de Martine, Comtesse de Béhague provenant de la Succession du Marquis de Ganay. December 5, 1987, pp. 138-39, lot 151, ill.

"Acquisitions/1988." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 17 (1989), p. 116, no. 26, ill.

Kren, Thomas, and Roger S. Wieck. The Visions of Tondal from the Library of Margaret of York (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1990), pp. 33, 35, fig. 22.

Pressouyre, Léon, and Terryl N. Kinder, eds. Saint Bernard et le monde Cistercien, exh. cat. (Paris: Caisse Nationale des Monuments Historiques et des Sites/Sand, 1990), p. 227, no. 209, entry by Thomas Kren.

Touwaide, Alain. "Visions du monde médiéval à travers les manuscrits enluminées du J. P. Getty Museum (Malibu)." Scriptorium 45, no. 1 (1991), pp. 298-302.

Eichberger, Dagmar. "Image Follows Text? The Visions of Tondaland Its Relationship to Depictions of Hell and Purgatory in Fifteenth-Century Illuminated Manuscripts." In Margaret of York, Simon Marmion, and The Visions of Tondal: Papers Delivered at a Symposium Organized by the Department of Manuscripts of the J. Paul Getty Museum in collaboration with the Huntington Library and Art Collections, June 21-24, 1990. Thomas Kren, ed. (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1992), p. 138, no. 2.

Clark, Gregory T. "The Chronology of the Louthe Master and His Identification with Simon Marmion." In Margaret of York, Simon Marmion, and The Visions of Tondal: Papers Delivered at a Symposium Organized by the Department of Manuscripts of the J. Paul Getty Museum in collaboration with the Huntington Library and Art Collections, June 21-24, 1990. Thomas Kren, ed. (Malibu: J. Paul Getty Museum, 1992), p. 207n18.

Kren, Thomas, and Scot McKendrick, eds. Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe, exh. cat. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2003), pp. 122, 202-3, no. 45, ill., entry by Thomas Kren.

Kren, Thomas. "Looking at Louis XII's Bathsheba." In A Masterpiece Reconstructed: The Hours of Louis XII. Thomas Kren and Mark Evans, eds. (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2005), p. 54, fig. 2.13.

France, James. Medieval Images of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications, 2007), p. 379.

Kesel, Lieve de. "Heritage and Innovation in Flemish Book Illumination at the Turn of the Sixteenth Century: Framing the Frames from Simon Marmion to Gerard David." In Books in Transition at the Time of Philip the Fair: Manuscripts and Printed Books in the Late Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Century Low Countries. Vol. 15, Burgundica. Hanno Wijsman, ed. (Turnhout: Brepols, 2010), p. 116.

Kren, Thomas. Illuminated Manuscripts from Belgium and the Netherlands in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2010), pp. 36-37, 86, ill.