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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).
Suffrages of the Saints
Virgin and Child Enthroned, Folio 157v
The enthroned and crowned Virgin, flanked by musical angels, suckles her naked child. The naturalistic way the baby sits sideways and averts his head may reflect the influence of an Italian painter employed by the duke.