Jean Colombe, a Fifteenth-Century Illuminator and a Good Student

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The illustrious Bureau family commissioned this book of hours, which was at first attributed to Jean Fouquet, Jean Colombe’s famous teacher. France, Bourges, c. 1468-1470 and 1470-1475. Called the Bureau Book of Hours, for use in Paris in Latin and French, hand written on parchment, illuminations attributable to Jean Colombe (active in Bourges c. 1463-1493) with the collaboration of a follower of Fouquet, leaves 17.6 x 12.4 cm/6.92 x 4.88 in., binding (17th century) 18 x 13 cm/7.08 x 5.11 in. Estimate: €800,000/1,000,000 This book of hours belonging to a rare manuscript collector features illuminations attributable to one of the late 15th century’s most prolific artists,

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