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The Belles Heures of Jean de France, duc de Berry, ca. 1405–1409

Tempera, gold, and ink on vellum
9 3/8 × 6 11/16 in
23.8 × 17 cm
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York
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1405–1408/1409; made in Paris, France; overall (single leaf): 9 3/8 x 6 11/16 in. (23.8 x 17 cm); …

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1405–1408/1409; made in Paris, France; overall (single leaf): 9 3/8 x 6 11/16 in. (23.8 x 17 cm); overall (double leaf): 9 3/8 x 13 7/16 in. (23.8 x 34.1 cm)
http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/470306

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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Cloisters Collection, 1954), licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal
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.

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About the work
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York
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1405–1408/1409; made in Paris, France; overall (single leaf): 9 3/8 x 6 11/16 in. (23.8 x 17 cm); …

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1405–1408/1409; made in Paris, France; overall (single leaf): 9 3/8 x 6 11/16 in. (23.8 x 17 cm); overall (double leaf): 9 3/8 x 13 7/16 in. (23.8 x 34.1 cm)
http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/470306

Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Image rights
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Cloisters Collection, 1954), licensed under CC0 1.0 Universal
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.

The Belles Heures of Jean de France, duc de Berry, ca. 1405–1409

Tempera, gold, and ink on vellum
9 3/8 × 6 11/16 in
23.8 × 17 cm
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