Livre D'Heures de Henri II

Manuscripts of the Institut de France – Faksimile Verlag – mss A - M – Institut de France (Paris, France)

Paris (France) — 1542–1547

Old Testament stories set against dreamy landscapes and ancient ruins in a truly royal manuscript: Henry II's magnificent Book of Hours, adorned with virtuoso full-page miniatures in opulent golden frames

  1. This masterly book of hours was used by the French King Henry II (1519–1559) for his private devotions

  2. It was created by several virtuoso book artists in Bellemare's workshop shortly before its coronation

  3. Four of the 17 full-page miniatures were probably added later for Henry II

Livre D'Heures de Henri II

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Livre D'Heures de Henri II

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Alternative Titles
Horae ad usum Romanum dites Heures de Henri II
Hours of Henry II
Size / Format
148 pages / 18.0 × 12.0 cm
20 miniatures, including 17 full-page miniatures
Artist / School
Previous Owners
Henry II of France (1519–1559)

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Facsimile Editions

#1 Livre d'Heures de Henri II de France Stundenbuch Heinrichs II. von Frankreich

CM Editores – Salamanca, 2023

Publisher: CM Editores – Salamanca, 2023
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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