Demons and Devotion Disbound

Today the eagerly-awaited Catherine of Cleves exhibit opened at the Morgan Library in New York City. A lavishly illustrated Dutch manuscript, it is thought to be one of the most beautiful in the Morgan's collection. Commissioned around 1440, this illustrated prayer book contained Catherine's daily devotions. The original two volumes have been disbound for this exhibit (and preservation treatment). The New York Times ran an intriguing short piece on the manuscript last week.

For those of you readers not in NYC between now and May 2, when the exhibition closes, an online exhibit is available. It is the digital facsimile of the exhibit catalogue, showing all 157 illuminated miniatures and including textual notes for each page.

Amazing stuff!