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Le Livre d'Heures de la Reine de Bretagne

1861
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

Dimensions

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

37.2483a-b

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book, with chromolithographs and wood engravings.

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

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

Provenance

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