Holding institution title: Prayer book of Anne de Bretagne
Holding institution classification: Prayer book
Holding institution location: New York, NY
Digitization status: Partially digitized
Country of production: France
City or region of production: Tours
Illumination contents: Trinity, Annunciation, St. John the Evangelist and Zechariah, St. Jude and Amos, St. Bartholomew and Malachi, St. Philip and Zephaniah, St. James and Joel, St. Matthew and Micah, St. Simon and Daniel, St. Matthias and Ezekiel, Supper at Emmaus, Miracle of Loaves and Fishes, Owner portrait of Anne de Bretagne confessing, Elevation of the host, St. Anne teaching the Virgin Mary to read, St. Nicholas delivering dowry to three poor maidens, St. Sebastian, St. Ursula and the massacre of eleven thousand virgins, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Catherine, St. Margaret, Pietà, St. Lifard, St. Peter, St. Anthony, St. Helena, Archangel Gabriel, St. Hubert, Crown of Thorns, Owner portrait of Dauphin Charles-Orland praying
Text contents: Pater noster, Ave Maria, Apostles’ Creed, Benedicite, Confiteor, Prayer to the Sacrament, Suffrages, Prayer to the Virgin in French, Suffrages
Personalization: This prayer book was commissioned by Anne de Bretagne, wife of two successive kings of France, Charles VIII and Louis XII, to teach her son, the dauphin Charles-Orland (1492–1495), his catechism. Anne is pictured kneeling in confession on f. 10v, and the Dauphin Charles-Orland is pictured in prayer on f. 31r before a vision of God.
Illuminator: Jean Poyer
Patron: Anne de Bretagne, to teach her son, the dauphin Charles-Orland (1492-1495), his catechism.
Binding original?: Unknown
Binding description: Rose velvet in red morocco chemise, in red morocco case
Folio height (in centimeters): 12.6
Folio width (in centimeters): 8