Illumination

Saint Nicolas

Gilles Hardouin, printer

Paris, France

ca 1515

Printed vellum, hand painted illlumination & initials

Leaf 7 1/4 x 4 1/2
Illumination 7/8 x 1 5/16

This leaf from a Book of Hours is from the period between 1500 and 1530, printed by a printing press yet retaining characteristics of earlier hand-written manuscripts, i.e., hand-painted illustrations and capitals, hand-ruled text on vellum.