Moscow: Gosudarstvennyi Institut iskusstvoznaniia, 2019. Sewn cl. The foremost specialist on Western European illuminated manuscripts in Russian collections broaches large questions on the history of miniatures and painting in medieval Western Europe in the first section of this book (especially French manuscripts of the fifteenth century after the 100 Years War, the main subject of the author's research over many years). Then she homes in on specific manuscripts and manuscript fragments held by archives, museums, and private collectors in Russia. The large format and prolific illustrations facilitate appreciation of the works the author analyzes and interprets. 486 p., 29 cm, approx. 400 color illus., Rus. with summaries of each chapter in French and ENGLISH. Item #3796
Selected chapter headings: a 13th-century book of legends from a St. Petersburg private collection; a 15th-century book of hours from Savoy now at the Russian State Library; a 15th-century French book of hours at the State Historical Museum; a miniature of the circumcision from a French manuscript and its relation to Flemish painting; iconography and style of an early 16th-century Burgundy ms. in the Russian State Library; a Tuscan miniature of the 12th century from N. P. Likhachev's collection and now in the archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg; iconography and attribution of a 13th-century Bologna Bible now in the Russian State Library; a 14th-century Sienese manuscript from N. P. Likhachev's collection and now in the archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg; miniatures from Florence in various Moscow collections.