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Miniature of All Saints from a mammoth French Antiphonal in the style of Jean Pichore.

Single cutting on vellum. France, probably Paris, ca. 1500-1520: 127 x 129 mm. Three partial lines of text on the opposite side with musical staves (20 mm), the rubric and opening of Psalm 32 Exultate iusti. Decoration: assembly of saints within a capital G in white and pink. At least five saints standing on a tiled floor below a bright blue sky can be identified on the basis of their attributes: SS. Paul (with sword) holding hands with St. Peter, Constantine (cross), Lawrence (gridiron), and Dionysius (decapitated). This is good illumination of the early sixteenth century, still in fine overall condition. A smudge to St. Dionysius affects his face. Minor losses to paint and gold, and abrasions here and there, but the colors remain bright and fresh.

Price: 3200