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Le Livre d'Heures de la Reine de Bretagne

Illuminator Jean Bourdichon (French, about 1457–about 1521), Formerly attributed to Jean Poyet (French, 15th century), Illustrated by William Henry Freeman (French, active 1839–1875), Illustrated by Faquet (French, 19th century), Engraver Louis Dujardin (French, 1808–1859), Editor Henri Delaunay (French, 1804–1881), Publisher Léon Curmer (French, 1801–1870), Printer Lemercier et Cie. (French, 19th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France


Overall (Vol. 1): 32.8 x 25.7 x 4 cm (12 15/16 x 10 1/8 x 1 9/16 in.) Overall (Vol. 2): 32.8 x 25.7 x 6.8 cm (12 15/16 x 10 1/8 x 2 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book, with chromolithographs and wood engravings.

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: L. Curmer, 1861) Folio, two vols.; (v. 1–translation, indices) [2 ff.] 12 pp. [199 ff., irregularly numbered to correspond with pages in v. 2] 49, 7 pp. [2 ff.]; contemporary half gilt-stamped light brown morocco, textured brown cloth boards; (v. 2–facsimile) 477 pp.; contemporary gilt-stamped light brown morocco (L. Curmer).

Facsimile of illuminated manuscript.

Paris: L. Curmer, 1861


Henry G. Denny (graphite signature in vol. 2); William A. Sargent, Boston (1858-1936), by whom bequeathed to MFA, November 17, 1937.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Collection—Bequest of William A. Sargent