LIMBOURG brothers
(b. 1370-80, Nijmegen, d. 1416, Nijmegen)

Les très riches heures du Duc de Berry

c. 1416
Manuscript (Ms. 65), 294 x 210 mm
Musée Condé, Chantilly

The Très riches heures du Duc de Berry was conceived on a scale infinitely grander than that of any other known Book of Hours. It was illuminated by the Limbourg brothers for the Duc de Berry between about 1411 and 1416 when it was abandoned unfinished.

This miniature on folio 195r, for the Mass of St Michael, shows the archangel battling with the devil above a beautiful and still recognizable view of Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy.