Above: Details of illuminations from Folio 6r, Folio 8r, and Folio 10r from the Belles Heures of Jean de France, duc de Berry, 1405–1408/9. Herman, Paul, and Jean de Limbourg (Franco-Netherlandish, active in France by 1399–1416). French; Made in Paris. Ink, tempera, and gold leaf on vellum; 9 3/8 x 6 5/8 in. (23.8 x 16.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Cloisters Collection, 1954 (54.1.1).
The special exhibition The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry closed on Sunday, June 13. Thank you for joining me in the discussions of this amazing manuscript. Although I will no longer be writing posts, I encourage you to visit other online resources related to the Museum’s permanent collection of medieval art and The Cloisters, including The Medieval Garden Enclosed, the wonderful blog written by my colleague Deirdre Larkin.
—Wendy A. Stein