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  • Record Number: 4398
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  • Title: Chastity, Love, and Marriage in the Margins of the "Wharncliffe Hours" [The author argues that the marginal illustrations in the "Wharncliffe Hours" represent the theme of marriage and its moral opposites including lust and rape. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Reading Texts and Images: Essays on Medieval and Renaissance Art and Patronage in Honour of Margaret M. Manion.  Edited by Bernard J. Muir.  University of Exeter Press, 2002.  Pages 201 - 220.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Books of Hours Iconography Illumination of Manuscripts Manuscripts Marginalia Marriage in Art Wharncliffe Hours
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 15
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; Melbourne, National Gallery of Art, MS Felton 1. Thought to have been produced in France, circa 1475-1480. There are two illuminators: Maître François who was responsible for the main miniatures and the calendar pictures and an unnamed artist who did the
  • Illustrations: Eleven figures. Figure One Maître François, July, Wharncliffe Hours (Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, MS Felton 1 (1072/3), fol. 4) (in color). Figure Two Maître François, The Death of the Virgin, Wharncliffe Hours (Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, MS Felton 1 (1072/3), fol. 51v) (in color). Figure Three Maître François, St. John and the Legend of the Poisoned Cup, Wharncliffe Hours (Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, MS Felton 1 (1072/3), fol. 7). Figure Four Maître François, The Visitation, Hours of the Virgin, Wharncliffe Hours (Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, MS Felton 1 (1072/3), fol. 27). Figure Five Maître François, The Nativity, Wharncliffe Hours (Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, MS Felton 1 (1072/3), fol. 37v). Figure Six Maître François, Annunciation to the Sheperds, Hours of the Virgin, Wharncliffe Hours (Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, MS Felton 1 (1072/3), fol. 37v). Figure Seven Maître François, Presentation in the Temple, Wharncliffe Hours (Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, MS Felton 1 (1072/3), fol. 43v). Figure Eight Maître François, Flight into Egypt, Wharncliffe Hours (Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, MS Felton 1 (1072/3), fol. 46v). Figure Nine Maître François, David and Abigail, Wharncliffe Hours (Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, MS Felton 1 (1072/3), fol. 61). Figure Ten Maître François, Pentecost, Wharncliffe Hours (Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, MS Felton 1 (1072/3), fol. 75v). Figure Eleven Maître François, Legend of the Three Living and the Three Dead, Wharncliffe Hours (Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria, MS Felton 1 (1072/3), fol. 78).
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  • Year of Publication: 2002.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0859897133
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