[PDF] ✎ Les Enluminures ⚡ Christopher de Hamel – Bluevapours.co.uk This beautiful catalog explores four books that are remarkable survivals of what people read in the Middle Ages – the finest of medieval Bibles the greatest text of Western civilization one of the o This beautiful catalog explores four books that are remarkable survivals of what people read in the Middle Ages – the finest of medieval Bibles the greatest text of Western civilization one of the oldest books of Hours the most famous medieval manuscripts of all Biography the uniue legend of an Anglo Saxon princess and the History of Troy the oldest chivalric story in European history These are all manuscripts unknown on the market for at least eighty years One of the four was last described in print in ; the others were last catalogued for sale in and respectively All are richly illustrated with a total of miniatures between them as well as hundreds of borders and illuminated animals and grotesues Some of the finest artists of the period were responsible for the miniatures and at least two of them likely issue directly from the greatest of European courts Prize winning author of Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts Christopher de Hamel wrote the Introduction and Catalogue Founder and President of Les Enluminures Sandra Hindman is responsible for the Preface Les Enluminures is an internationally recognized leader in the field of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts miniatures and finger rings Dr Sandra Hindman an expert on medieval and Renaissance manuscript illumination and Professor Emerita at Northwestern University founded Les Enluminures in Paris in in association with her Chicago based business The New York City location opened in May Keegan Goepfert MA Courtauld became Vice President of the company in For over twenty seven years Les Enluminures has forged and maintained relationships with the world’s most prestigious public and private collections International clients include the Musée du Louvre the Metropolitan Museum of Art the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC the J Paul Getty Museum among many others The gallery has exhibited in most major art fairs in the United States and Europe and we organize three to four exhibitions in our gallery spaces annually.
Dr Christopher de Hamel is a Fellow of Corpus Christi College Cambridge and is Fellow Librarian of the Parker Library one of the most important small collections of early manuscripts in Britain For years from he was responsible for all sales of medieval manuscripts at Sotheby’s He has doctorates from Oxford and Cambridge and honorary doctorates from St John’s University Collegeville.
- 144 pages
- Les Enluminures
- Christopher de Hamel
- 01 August 2014 Christopher de Hamel