MASTER of the Hours of Maréchal de Boucicaut
(active 1405-1420 in Paris)

Book of Hours

c. 1412
Private collection

Folio 27r in this Book of Hours, painted in Paris in the workshop of the Boucicaut Master c. 1412, depicts the Annunciation.

Matins in a Book of Hours almost always opens with a miniature of the Annunciation, usually with the Virgin Mary looking up from reading her own book of devotions to see the archangel Gabriel greeting her and bringing the news that she is to become the mother of the Saviour.

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