(active 1510s in Flanders)

Grimani Breviary

Manuscript (Ms. lat. I 99), 280 x 215 mm
Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venice

The codex is one of the most famous and best known illuminated manuscript. It contains 831 pages with 110 pictures all of them in a decorated frame. The illuminations were executed by several Flemish masters including Alexander and Simon Bening, Hans Memling and Gerard David. Gerard Horenbout illuminated the whole of the Calendar.

The picture presented here depicts Adam and Eve in the earthly Paradise.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.