University of Kentucky Special Collections
Book of Hours
1470 Paris (?), School of Maître François
150x106mm, inexact foliation
This complete and highly ornamented Book of Hours is unique in this collection in that, on the basis of
style and iconography, it may be attributed to a particular artist of the second half of the fifteenth century,
one Maître François, named as "Egregius Pictor Franciscus" in another source.
This attribution is due to the work of Priscilla Bain Smith in her M.A. thesis [University of Kentucky],
who demonstrated how not only the miniatures, ornaments, and initials, but also the choices in the
variable portions of the Book of Hours' composition are characteristic of other Hours known to be
by François' hand.
Notes from "The Illumined Word." University of Kentucky Art Museum. Catalog, 1983.
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