Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Belles Heures of the Duke of Berry

On Friday we're off to the Getty to see the Belle Heures of the Duke of Berry illuminated manuscripts. The Wall Street Journal piece is here. David Littlejohn says:
The "Belles Heures" is the second most beautiful book I know of, surpassed only by the "Très Riches Heures," half-completed by the same three brothers for the same royal duke -- before all four died, presumably from the plague, in 1416.

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