COENE, Jacques
(active 1398-1404)

Book of Hours for the Use of Rouen

c. 1400
Manuscript (I. B. 27)
Biblioteca Nazionale Vittorio Emanuele III, Naples

This manuscript, written in Latin and French, is illuminated with decorated initials accompanied by rich and ample borders of branches from which flowers and small leaves spring, and with forty large miniatures set in arched frames which depicts saints and martyrs or stories taken from the gospels.

The illuminations have been ascribed to the Flemish illuminator Jacques Coene, who belonged to the circle of the Boucicaut Master, whose influence is to be observed in the miniatures.

The scene on folio 85 shows the Annunciation to the Shepherds.