3 scenes from the ‘Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry’, c1412.
A famous and spectacular example of French Gothic art from the 1400’s, begun by the Limbourg Brothers for John, Duke of Berry. The book was unfinished when both the artists and their patron seem to have died of the plague. Work on the book was resumed during the 1440’s and the 1480’s. The three scenes are of the original section and comprise of (1) the January page from the calendar section depicting the Duke at a banquet, (2) 'The Temptation’ - overwhelmed by the depiction of a castle which still survives: Château de Mehun-sur-Yèvre. (3) The Meeting of the Magi.