MASTER of the Duke of Bedford
(active 1405-1435 in Paris)

Bedford Book of Hours

1423-30
Manuscript (Additional Ms. 18850), 260 x 180 mm
British Library, London

Two scenes from the story of Noah, which appear after the Calendar, framed like panel painting, are among the magnificent miniatures of this devotional book. The scene depicting the building of Noah's ark on folio 14v is attributed to one of the most important contemporaries of the Bedford Master, who illustrated also the Golden Legend, now kept in Munich.




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