Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Getting ready to watch a New Year Fly By - 1490 Grimani Breviary

Grimani Breviary The Month of January 1490-1510

The Grimani Breviary is an illuminated manuscript of the Ghent-Bruges school of book illustration, dating from 1490-1510. It contains 831 parchment sheets with illuminations on 1280 pages and 110 pictures all of them in a decorated frame. The miniatures represent different styles, are attributed to Hans Memling, while others to Alexander and Simon Bening (1483-1561). The name comes from Cardinal Grimani of Venice, who purchased this illuminated manuscript in 1520 for 500 golden ducates.
Grimani Breviary The Month of February 1490-1510

Grimani Breviary The Month of March 1490-1510

Grimani Breviary The Month of April 1490-1510

Grimani Breviary The Month of May 1490-1510

Grimani Breviary The Month of June 1490-1510

Grimani Breviary The Month of July 1490-1510

Grimani Breviary The Month of August 1490-1510

Grimani Breviary The Month of September 1490-1510

Grimani Breviary The Month of October 1490-1510

Grimani Breviary The Month of November 1490-1510

Grimani Breviary The Month of December 1490-1510