Master of the Brussels Initials and Associates / Hours of Charles the Noble, King of Navarre (1361-1425): Coronation of the Virgin (Compline), fol. 96 (recto) / c. 1405Master of the Brussels Initials and Associates
Hours of Charles the Noble, King of Navarre (1361-1425): Coronation of the Virgin (Compline), fol. 96 (recto)
c. 1405

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Creator Name: Master of the Brussels Initials and Associates
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1620 - 1694
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Master of the Brussels Initials and Associates
Title: Hours of Charles the Noble, King of Navarre (1361-1425): Coronation of the Virgin (Compline), fol. 96 (recto)
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1400
Creation End Date: 1410
Creation Date: c. 1405
Object Type: Books
Classification Term: Manuscript
Materials and Techniques: ink, tempera, and gold on vellum
Dimensions: Codex: 19.4cm x 13.7cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1964.40.96.a
Credit Line: Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund
Provenance: Edmond de Rothschild; Maurice de Rothschild; Edmond de Rothschild, Paris

This precious volume was obviously highly prized by its owner, the French-born King of Navarre, who had his coat of arms painted on no less than twenty folios. Rather than directly commissioning this manuscript from a specific workshop, it seems that Charles the Noble acquired his book of hours -- perhaps ready-made for the luxury market -- while on a trip to Paris in 1404-05.

A collaborative effort, six painting styles are evidenced within the pages of this codex, those of two Italians, two Frenchmen, and two Netherlanders. The painter who was responsible for the planning and decoration of the book, and who produced seventeen of the large miniatures, was a Bolognese artist known as the Master of the Brussels Initials. His principal assistant, responsible for most of the borders, was a Florentine who signed his name "Zecho" da Firenze on folio 208 verso.

Link to Work: CMA_.1964.40.29.a
Link to Work: CMA_.1964.40.55.a
Link to Work: CMA_.1964.40.67.a
Link to Work: CMA_.1964.40.74.b
Link to Work: CMA_.1964.40.78.b
Link to Work: CMA_.1964.40.88.a
AMICA ID: CMA_.1964.40.96.a
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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