The Hastings Hours

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British Library, 1996 - Book of hours (Ghent, Belgium) - 64 pages
This illuminated book of hours is one of the outstanding achievements of Renaissance Flemish illumination, admired and treasured for the quality of its miniatures and ornate floral border decorations. Named after its patron, William Lord Hastings, the book is considered one of the finest devotional works of the period to have survived, with crisply drawn miniatures and border motifs, and a remarkable harmony of colour throughout. This edition of the book reproduces all the major miniatures and many decorative borders near to actual size.

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Janet Backhouse is an internationally respected manuscript expert and former Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at The British Library.

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