Edited by Martina Bagnoli
Contributions by Kathryn Gerry, Abigail Quandt, and Robert Schindler
A group of magnificently illuminated Books of Hours produced in France at the time of François I (1494-1547) presents enigmatic images that challenge received notions of the relationship between the words of the prayers and their illustrations. Shaped around a nucleus of books in the collection of the Walters Art Museum, this catalogue explores artistic patronage at the French court during a time when controversies over humanism, reformation, and orthodoxy shaped the intellectual life of discerning patrons. These exquisite books, including both hand-copies and printed works, demonstrate the vibrant exchange between artists, printers, and patrons.
This publication accompanied an exhibition at the Walters Art Museum, April 25, 2009-July 19, 2009.
8”h x 5.5”w