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Title [Miniature: Annunciation to the Virgin]
Collection Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Date c.late 19th century - early 20th century
Id Number Current Accession F.24
Id Number Current Repository 1209
Inscription T.E.B. number "5687b" (see administration)
Subject Illuminated manuscripts;
Material Ink and paint on a machine-made paper.
Notes N.B This is a modern (late 19th century) copy of an early 15th century illumination from a Book of Hours. The original can be found in the British Museum (Royal MS.2.A.XVIII). The style resembles the Boucicaut Master, who worked in Paris (and is known to have been active between 1405 and 1420). This particular image (of the Annunciation), would open 'Matins' in a 'Book of Hours'. The Boucicaut Master, his circle and his followers, seemed to have specialized in illuminating this kind of book, a personal text of private devotion known as the Book of Hours (also called a 'primer' or a 'horae'). The central text of such a Book of Hours would have been the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin, and would have been used by a Lay person to imitate the prayer-life of the religious.
This would have originally been part of the Central School's Teaching Examples Collection.
Object Notes Drawing of angel in pink, the Virgin in blue, reading a book at a green prie-dieu within a white gothic turret; figures in pink kneeling, with books on either side, surrounded by scrolls of flowers.
Object References (re. The Book of Hours)
Relation References Book: Brown;Michelle.P;, Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts: A Guide to Technical Terms, First Edition, The J.Paul Getty Museum/The British Library. 1994.
Book: Oakeshott; Walter Fraser, The Sequence of English Medieval Art (Illustrated chiefly f
Rights University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection
Work Type Fine Art
 

 

 

 

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