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Livres d’heures d’Anne de Bretagne

Jean Poyer

Jean Poyer, Livre d’heures d’Anne de Bretagne. The Morgan Library & Museum, New York.

Introduction

This prayer book was commissioned by Anne de Bretagne, wife of two successive kings of France, Charles VIII and Louis XII, to teach her son, the dauphin Charles-Orland (1492–1495), his catechism.

It was painted in Tours by Jean Poyer, an artist documented as working for the queen. The book is richly illustrated, and its thirty-four airy, light-flooded miniatures are among the most delicate examples of late-fifteenth-century art.

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