Leaf from the Hours of Louis XII

Object Details

Title:

Leaf from the Hours of Louis XII

Artist/Maker:

Jean Bourdichon (French, 1457 - 1521)

Culture:

French

Place:

Tours, France (Place created)

Date:

1498–1499

Medium:

Tempera and gold on parchment

Object Number:

Ms. 79

Dimensions:

Leaf: 24.3 × 17 cm (9 9/16 × 6 11/16 in.)

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Exhibitions
The Bernard H. Breslauer Collection of Manuscript Illuminations (December 9, 1992 to April 4, 1993) (recto)
  • The Morgan Library & Museum (New York), December 9, 1992 to April 4, 1993
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
  • Victoria and Albert Museum (London), February 2 to May 1, 2006
French Manuscript Illumination in the Middle Ages (January 23 to April 15, 2007) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), January 23 to April 15, 2007
Rare Finds: Ten Years of Collecting Manuscripts (February 12 to April 20, 2008) (recto)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), February 12 to April 20, 2008
Kings, Queens, and Courtiers: Art in Early Renaissance France (February 26 to May 29, 2011) (recto)
  • The Art Institute of Chicago, February 26 to May 29, 2011
L'Art à Tours autour de 1500, entre Moyen-Âge et Renaissance (March 17 to June 17, 2012) (recto)
  • Musée des Beaux-Arts (Tours), March 17 to June 17, 2012
Gardens of the Renaissance (May 28 to August 11, 2013) (both)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), May 28 to August 11, 2013
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