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Limbourg Brothers, ‘May, miniature from the Très Riches Heures’, ca. 1411-1416, Art History 101
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May, miniature from the Très Riches Heures, ca. 1411-1416

Manuscript
11 2/5 × 8 3/10 in
29 × 21 cm
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Art History 101

Book completed between 1485-1489 by Jean Colombe

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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Source: Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
Limbourg Brothers
Flemish, 1385–1416
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Renowned for their International Gothic-style manuscript illustrations, the three Limbourg brothers did much to influence early Dutch art. Descendants of artist-artisans, the brothers served under the Duke of Burgundy and his brother Jean, Duke of Berry, illuminating prayer books and bibles. They are best known for their Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, which is considered their masterpiece and one of the landmarks of the art of book illumination. The brothers’ detailed, sensitive renderings of landscapes combined naturalism with decorative effects. They are also known for their sophisticated construction of pictorial space, expressive emotional narratives, and elegant use of light.

Limbourg Brothers, ‘May, miniature from the Très Riches Heures’, ca. 1411-1416, Art History 101
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About the work
AH
Art History 101

Book completed between 1485-1489 by Jean Colombe

Image source

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Image rights
Source: Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
Limbourg Brothers
Flemish, 1385–1416
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Renowned for their International Gothic-style manuscript illustrations, the three Limbourg brothers did much to influence early Dutch art. Descendants of artist-artisans, the brothers served under the Duke of Burgundy and his brother Jean, Duke of Berry, illuminating prayer books and bibles. They are best known for their Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, which is considered their masterpiece and one of the landmarks of the art of book illumination. The brothers’ detailed, sensitive renderings of landscapes combined naturalism with decorative effects. They are also known for their sophisticated construction of pictorial space, expressive emotional narratives, and elegant use of light.

May, miniature from the Très Riches Heures, ca. 1411-1416

Manuscript
11 2/5 × 8 3/10 in
29 × 21 cm
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