Resplendent gold illuminations and celebratory chorals—the Golden Gradual of Gisela von Kerssenbrock, the most beautiful Low German Gradual manuscript just from the beginning of the fourteenth century is a feast for the eyes and the voice.
The artist is known to us by name: around 1300 Gisela von Kerssenbrock, a Cistercian nun, executed the wonderful illuminations, script, and musical notations in the eponymous Golden Gradual of Gisela von Kerssenbrock, produced for her convent in Rulle, near Osnabrück.
With 53 splendid illuminated initials on gold ground, illuminated medallions, and golden script, the ornamentation of the Golden Gradual of Gisela von Kerssenbrock far exceeds what is usually found in a Gradual.
On schedule as announced, the facsimile edition of the Book of Hours of Marguerite d’Orléans has been published with its commentary volume. A masterpiece of illumination is now a masterpiece of facsimile art! Specialists in lithography and printing have employed the greatest care to faithfully reproduce the original’s various gold and silver hues. The bookbinder uses all of his skills to make the multi-coloured, leather mosaic binding with rich gold embossing a masterpiece of manual bookbinding.
The 41 miniatures are among the most beautiful of French Gothic art. Medieval life in all of its facets is presented in exciting border scenes: tournaments and hunting parties, the crucial battle of Orléans in the Hundred Years War, agricultural life, and exotic worlds.
The Book of Hours of Marguerite d’Orléans takes you on a journey of infinite discovery. Come along, and take advantage now of the subscription price!
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For all lovers of medieval illumination and history: the new wall calendar for 2014!
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The making of the fine art facsimile edition of the Golden Munich Psalter has been filmed by the Swiss Television station. On March 24, 2011 the report Hohe Kunst der «Fälschung» – wie das Faksimile einer Prachthandschrift entsteht was boadcast in »Kulturplatz« on SF 1.