Grimani Breviary The Month of January 1490-1510
Okay, I plead guilty. I know that this manuscript would be particularly appealing to a garden & landscape historian. And that is precisely why I am posting it here & hoping for a brighter & kinder 2021. BWS
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.