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Book of Hours for Rome Use
Belgium, Bruges, 1430s
A Member of the Gold Scrolls Group, active c. 1415 to 1455

The Virgin Mary and the Christ Child in a Garden. The Virgin Mary and the Christ Child sit on a large cushion inside a walled garden while behind them two angels hold a yellow cloth-of-honor. The vibrant, red background of the miniature is accented with the small, gold scrolls for which the Gold Scrolls Group painters are known.

The Free Library of Philadelphia, Rare Book Department, Lewis E 99, fol. 16v

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