Noël Bellemare (French, 1546), The 1520s Hours Workshop (French)
Ink, tempera and liquid gold on vellum, Each leaf: 11.2 x 6.4 cm (4 7/16 x 2 1/2 in.). The Jeanne Miles Blackburn Collection 2003.174.1
The 1520s Hours Workshop produced luxury books of hours for a wealthy, often royal, clientele. Recent evidence points to Paris as the site of the workshop’s activity under the direction of Antwerp-born miniaturist Noël Bellemare (died 1546). Containing fuschia pinks and bright acid greens, the palette is unusual in French manuscript painting of the period. Instead, Bellemare’s miniatures point directly to Antwerp painting at the time.
CMA, 19 December 1999 - 27 February 2000, The Jeanne Miles Blackburn Collection of Manuscript Illuminations, cat. 70 & 71, illus. p. 72.Main Gallery rotation (gallery 113): November 29, 2012 - January 14, 2014.
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