Master of the Boston City of God / Book of Hours (Use of Utrecht): fol. 62 (verso) / c. 1460-1465Master of the Boston City of God
Book of Hours (Use of Utrecht): fol. 62 (verso)
c. 1460-1465

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Creator Name: Master of the Boston City of God
Creator Qualifier: and
Creator Nationality: European; Netherlandish
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: c. 1444 - 1519
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Master of the Boston City of God
Creator Name: Master of Gijsbrecht van Brederode
Creator Name-CRT: Master of Gijsbrecht van Brederode
Title: Book of Hours (Use of Utrecht): fol. 62 (verso)
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1460
Creation End Date: 1465
Creation Date: c. 1460-1465
Object Type: Books
Classification Term: Manuscript
Materials and Techniques: ink, tempera, and gold on vellum; binding: brown Morocco over original wooden boards
Dimensions: Overall: 5.9cm x 11.6cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1998.124.62.b
Credit Line: Gift of Milton B. Freudenheim in memory of his wife, Elizabeth Ege Freudenheim

This manuscript is a collaborative effort of two talented illuminators with distinctive styles. Ninety-seven historiated initials (letters containing scenes), including the one on recto (right side) shown here, are by the Master of the Boston City of God, a painter who worked in Utrecht. Four full-page miniatures (small paintings), including the Nativity on the verso (left side), have recently been attributed to the Master of Gijsbrecht van Brederode. The background of the Nativity depicts a distant cityscape (perhaps Utrecht), adjacent to which may be seen the Journey of the Magi and the Annunciation to the Shepherds. In the left margin, the Virgin Mary (above) appears to the Roman Emperor Augustus and the Tiburtine Sibyl, who, according to legend, foretold the coming of Christ. This volume is not written in Latin, but in a Dutch littera textualis, an elegant Gothic bookhand.

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Link to Work: CMA_.1998.124.63.a
Link to Work: CMA_.1998.124.175.a
AMICA ID: CMA_.1998.124.62.b
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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