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The Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry (image 38) | Herman, Paul & Jean de Limbourg | Franco-Netherlandish; made in Paris | 1405-1408/1409 | Tempera, gold & ink on vellum | Cloisters Collection; Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 54.1.1a, b | "The Belles Heures," a private devotional book, was the first of two sumptuous manuscripts commissioned by the duke of Berry from the Limbourg brothers. It is the only manuscript that they completed in its entirety.

The Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry (image 38) | Herman, Paul & Jean de Limbourg | Franco-Netherlandish; made in Paris | 1405-1408/1409 | Tempera, gold & ink on vellum | Cloisters Collection; Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 54.1.1a, b | "The Belles Heures," a private devotional book, was the first of two sumptuous manuscripts commissioned by the duke of Berry from the Limbourg brothers. It is the only manuscript that they completed in its entirety.

St. Martin with a Beggar - Limbourg brothers - WikiArt.org

St. Martin with a Beggar - Limbourg brothers - WikiArt.org

Labors of the Months from the Très Riches Heures- October: Tilling the field. In the background is the Louvre. | The Public Domain Review

Labors of the Months from the Très Riches Heures- October: Tilling the field. In the background is the Louvre. | The Public Domain Review

December — Before the towering high-rises of Château de Vincennes, a wild boar hunt reaches its climax, in this entry for the last month of the year in the "Labors of the Months" section of the Très Riches Heures, one of the most important illuminated manuscript of the 15th century.

December — Before the towering high-rises of Château de Vincennes, a wild boar hunt reaches its climax, in this entry for the last month of the year in the "Labors of the Months" section of the Très Riches Heures, one of the most important illuminated manuscript of the 15th century.

Labors of the Months from the Très Riches Heures- August: Falconry, with the Duc's Château d'Étampes in the background. | The Public Domain Review

Labors of the Months from the Très Riches Heures- August: Falconry, with the Duc's Château d'Étampes in the background. | The Public Domain Review

Labours of the months, from The Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, probably the most important illuminated manuscript of the 15th century.

Labours of the months, from The Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, probably the most important illuminated manuscript of the 15th century.

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