Book of Hours

New York — Les Enluminures will be exhibiting a variety of art works at the Winter Show, January 24 to February 2, including illuminated manuscripts, sculpture, works of art, and medieval and Renaissance jewelry.

llluminated manuscript leaves and cuttings exhibited at the show include a sparkling

Word from London: During the VIP Preview Day yesterday at Frieze Masters, Dr. Jörn Günther Rare Books sold an extremely rare, imperial Book of Hours known as "The Wedding Hours" to a private collector for an estimated ??3 million ($3.45 million). The Swiss bookseller called it "a highly

New York, NY, May 22, 2014—In the first two decades of the sixteenth century, in the French city of  Tours, one of the greatest artists in the long history of medieval and Renaissance illumination created a series of works that represented a remarkable last flowering of the hand-written and hand-painted book.

Forgotten for centuries, the artist came to be known as the Master

New York—Christie’s is pleased to announce the centerpiece of its Renaissance sale during Old Masters Week in January 2014 will be “The Rothschild Prayerbook,” a magnificent masterpiece of Renaissance art with an illustrious provenance. Returning to the global stage after setting the world auction record for illuminated manuscripts nearly 15 years ago at Christie’s London, the

London—On 20 November 2013 the Christie’s London sale of Valuable Manuscripts and Printed Books will be led by a previously unrecorded Book of Hours, illuminated throughout by the Master of Claude de France (estimate: £500,000 - 800,000). The selection of printed books dating from the 15th to 20th century is highlighted by a first edition of the most important scientific work of the 16th

November 7 to December 6, 2013 at Les Enluminures, New York—Featuring more than 20 Books of Hours dating from the 14th- through to the 16th- centuries, Les Enluminures’ fall exhibition will highlight important stages within the evolution of Books of Hours as perennial “best-sellers” within the context of time and place, and in relation to other comparable art forms of the period. 

New York, NY, June 5, 2013—The Morgan Library & Museum is currently displaying its sixteenth-century original Van Damme Hours to mark the occasion of the manuscript’s facsimile publication by Munich’s Faksimile Verlag. On view through October 6, 2013, the tiny (2.2 x 2.9 inch) Book of Hours is the creation of scribe Antonius van Damme and illuminator Simon Bening.

The Van Damme

PARIS — LES ENLUMINURES (www.lesenluminures.com) gallery is bringing a number of exceptional examples of Illuminated Medieval and Renaissance miniatures, manuscripts and jewelry to the 2013 edition of TEFAF in Maastricht, The Netherlands, from March 15 - 24.


The world’s premier antiques and art show, The European Fine Arts Fair

New York, NY, August 2, 2012—The Morgan Library & Museum has announced that it will display recent acquisitions during select times throughout the year, providing the public with more opportunities to enjoy objects from across the museum’s collections. On view now are three notable works, acquired through gift and purchase, from the Morgan’s departments of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts
An exhibition on Books of Hours titled AN INTIMATE ART - 12 BOOKS OF HOURS FOR 2012 will celebrate the opening of Les Enluminures' new gallery in New York, from May 2 - 25.

Owned then by kings and queens, dukes and duchesses, and ordinary people, such as doctors, lawyers, and merchants, the Book of Hours has long been known as the medieval “best seller.”  Used by owners to say their