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Jean Bourdichon (French, 1457 - 1521)
Tours, France (Place created)
about 1480 - 1485
Tempera colors, gold, and ink on parchment
Leaf: 16.4 x 11.6 cm (6 7/16 x 4 9/16 in.)
Domine labia me aperies et os meum annunciabit laude[m] tuam (Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise), declare the words beneath this
The Virgin prays in her private
The Virgin and angel's voluminous gowns give weight to their bodies, contributing to the miniature's three-dimensional quality. From Jean Fouquet, his predecessor as
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