- Walters Ms. W.432, Prayer book
- This early sixteenth-century illuminated prayer book contains Latin prayers and passages from the Gospels. Although small in scale, it is notable for its abundance of illuminations, with nearly sixty extant small miniatures. Full-color portraits embellish the prayers to the Virgin and Suffrages, while the images within the Gospel narrative are rendered primarily in grisaille, a nearly entirely gray monochrome technique. The last folios include a trompe-l'oeil foliate margin and a Crucifixion that seems to be a later addition. Throughout the book gold initials on red or blue grounds mark the beginning of the prayers.
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- 1500 to 1525
- Walters Art Museum