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Pondering the Periphery in a later 15th Century Prayer-Book(?)

Tuesday, March 30, 2004, 12:10pm

Lecture with Dr. Kathleen Wilson-Ruffo

Part of the Malcove Collection Lecture Series

While not of the highest quality when compared to contemporary illuminated prayer books, the Malcove leaves are nevertheless typical of their locale in terms of the provocative marginal imagery they present. In this slide lecture questions concerning the choice of themes portrayed and their relevance to private devotional practice will be explored within the larger context of the complete manuscript, the contents of which can be tentatively reconstructed from fragments scattered among European and North American collections.

Please join medieval art specialist Kathleen Wilson-Ruffo for an informative and engaging glimpse into the world of 15th Century manuscript illumination.


University of Toronto Art Centre

Title and Page Image: Leaf from three double-sided pages from a Book of Hours, Vellum with inks and tempera. 15 x 10.5cm, Flemish, second half 15th century.

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