Hours of Gian Galeazzo Visconti

Stundenbuch des Giangaleazzo ViscontiLivre d'heures de Jean Galéas Visconti

Collection: National Central Library of Florence

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The Hours of Giangaleazzo Visconti is a Roman-liturgy illuminated Book of Hours that was commissioned by the ruler of Milan, Gian Galeazzo Visconti, in Italy in the late 14th century. A Book of Hours is a personal prayer book that contained, in part, the Hours of the Virgin, a daily devotional that was popular at the time. This particular Book of Hours was created by two master illuminators, beginning with Giovannino dei Grassi before his death, and completed by Luchino Belbello da Pavia.The Visconti Hours is a classic example of the personal prayer books of the period, which were generally made for wealthy lay persons. (continued on English Wikipedia)

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