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Creator Nationality: European; Flemish
Creator Name-CRT: Northeast France or Flanders, 15th Century
Title: Leaf from Jehan de Courcy's Cronique Universelle, dite la Bouquechardiere: Meeting of Priam and Helen before the Gates of Troy
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1465
Creation End Date: 1475
Creation Date: c. 1470
Object Type: Books
Classification Term: Manuscript
Materials and Techniques: ink, tempera, and gold on parchment
Dimensions: Sheet: 36.3cm x 27.2cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1945.16
Credit Line: Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund
Style or Period: Northeast France or Flanders, 15th Century
Context: This miniature and its text derive from a manuscript of Jean de Courcy's 'Chronique de la Bouquechardiere' which relates events from the Creation of the world to the birth of Christ. Luxurious copies of literary texts, particularly chronicles, were increasingly produced in France and the Low Countries between about 1450 and 1475 -- a period of relative peace and stability. A real intellectual curiosity about the past and its moral significance spread not only among the nobility but also among the ranks of wealthy merchant classes who provided a ready clientele for literary manuscripts.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1945.16
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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