(active mid-15th century)

Les très riches heures du Duc de Berry

c. 1450
Manuscript (Ms. 65)
Musée Condé, Chantilly

This miniature depicting the Last Judgment is from Les très riches heures du Duc de Berry, the most famous and possibly the best surviving example of French Gothic manuscript illumination, showing the late International Gothic phase of the style.

At the Last Judgment the trumpet shall sound, the dead will awaken and the wicked will be cast down into everlasting torment - this terrifying vision must have been present in all too literal terms to the medieval imagination.

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