IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1705: Bibliophiles and Workshops: Illuminated Books of Hours from 15th-Century Paris

Thursday 5 July 2018, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle / Trinity College Dublin
Organiser:Jill Unkel, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle
Moderator/Chair:Laura Cleaver, Department of History of Art & Architecture, Trinity College Dublin
Paper 1705-aThe Admiral and the Bastard: Their Prayer-Books Contrasted
(Language: English)
Richard Gameson, Department of History, Durham University
Index terms: Art History - General, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1705-bBetween Paris and Persia: 15th-Century Manuscript Materiality in Europe and the Islamic World
(Language: English)
Kristine Rose-Beers, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle
Index terms: Art History - General, Islamic and Arabic Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 1705-cInhabiting the Margins: The Coëtivy Hours Marginalia
(Language: English)
Jill Unkel, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle
Index terms: Art History - General, Manuscripts and Palaeography
Abstract

By the mid-14th century Paris was a major centre of manuscript production, and this continued even during the English occupation of the city in 1420-1436. After Paris was recaptured by the French, the same artists seem to have been employed by members of the French nobility, including Jean de Dunois and Prigent de Coëtivy. This session will take one of the masterpieces of the Chester Beatty collection – The Coëtivy Hours – as a springboard to examine the beautifully illuminated manuscripts produced by the workshops of Paris, like the Bedford and Dunois Masters, and beyond.