Hours of Frederick of Aragon

Hours of Frederick of Aragon

Tours (France) — 1501–1502

Hours of Frederick of Aragon

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Description
Hours of Frederick of Aragon

Among the magnificent manuscripts created during the last phase of European book illumination, the Hours of Frederick III of Aragon is considered to be truly exceptional. Work began on the manuscript in Naples ca. 1501, but King Frederick was forced to abdicate and go into a “gilded exile” in France. He had the manuscript completed in Touraine by a team of three artists in 1502: Jean Bourdichon, Ioan Todeschino, and the Master of Claude de France. The 62 full-page miniatures in the manuscript are the work of Bourdichon and are generally regarded as being his best work while Todeschino and the Master of Claude de France created the frames and bordures. These miniatures were first executed on fine parchment before being glued into the pages of the manuscript and integrated into the architectural frames. The result of this collaboration is one of the greatest masterpieces of Renaissance book art.

Codicology

Alternative Titles
Stundenbuch Friedrichs von Aragon
Libro de Horas de Federigo de Aragona
Horæ ad usum Fratrum Prædicatorum, dites Heures de Frédéric d’Aragon
Size / Format
194 folios / 24.5 × 15.5 cm
Origin
France
Date
1501–1502
Language
Script
Humanistic
Illustrations
64 full-page miniatures; 34 smaller miniatures
Artist / School
Previous Owners
Isabella del Balzo
Ferdinand, Duke of Calabria
Joseph Bonaparte, King of Naples

Available facsimile editions:
CM Editores – Salamanca, 2021
Facsimile Editions

#1 Libro de Horas de Federigo de Aragona

CM Editores – Salamanca, 2021

Publisher: CM Editores – Salamanca, 2021
Commentary: 1 volume by Teresa D'Urso
Language: Spanish
1 volume: Exact reproduction of the original document (extent, color and size) Reproduction of the entire original document as detailed as possible (scope, format, colors). The binding may not correspond to the original or current document binding.
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