An Illumination : The Rothschild Prayer Book and other works from the Kerry Stokes Collection c. 1280 - 1685. Margaret M. Manion.

An Illumination : The Rothschild Prayer Book and other works from the Kerry Stokes Collection c. 1280 - 1685

West Perth: ACE, 2015. Gerard David et al (Illus). 1st edition, quarto, pp.(vii), 214, profusely illustrated with colour plates, 3 of which are folding, dec. eps., orig gilt dec pictorial bds. Fine condn.

The Rothschild Prayer Book is a masterpiece of Flemish Renaissance art. The prayer book which was purchased in 2014 by Western Australian collector, Kerry Stokes, is an early 16th century book of hours owned for many years by the famous Rothschild family and is one of the finest illuminated manuscripts in private hands. It originated in Ghent in the Netherlands, and contains artworks by some of the most renowned illuminators of the early 1500's including the painter Gerard David. Along with the Rothschild Prayer Book, An Illumination contains other works from the Kerry Stokes Collection including manuscripts and decorated incunabula, books, pamphlets and a selection of paintings and sculptures; encompassing portraits, devotional panels, crafted furniture and stained-glass windows. Item #97273

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