Book of Hours

Publisher Gilles Hardouyn French
Germain Hardouyn French

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When printed books first began to supplant manuscripts, their makers strove to make the product look like books written by hand. In this book of hours, woodcut printed illustrations were "illuminated" with color, like coloring books that were filled in with hand painting. This book was made by the brothers Gilles and Germain Hardouyn, who were registered in Paris as both printers and illuminators.

Book of Hours, Gilles Hardouyn (French), Tempera, ink and gold on parchment; leather binding, French

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