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This prayer book was commissioned by Anne de Bretagne, wife of two successive kings of France, Charles VIII and Louis XII, to teach her son, the dauphin Charles-Orland (1492–1495), his catechism. It was painted in Tours by Jean Poyer, an artist documented as working for the queen. The book is richly illustrated, and its thirty-four airy, light-flooded miniatures are among the most delicate examples of late-fifteenth-century art.
A Dream of Fair Women. Alfred Tennyson. Illuminated and Bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, 1905-1911. Manuscript hand-written on vellum. Miniature of a Pre-Raphaelite woman in a white diaphanous gown in a floral setting, first text leaf in a full floral border.