"The Gualenghi D'Este Hours - Art and Devotion in Renaissance Ferrara" by Kurt Barstow

The Gualenghi D'Este Hours - Art and Devotion in Renaissance Ferrara Kurt Barstow

Publication date:
31 Mar 2006
Getty Publications
272 pages: 244 x 174 x 29mm
39 colour & 89 b&w illustrations

During the Renaissance, a book of hours was intended for private devotional use by the laity as an expression of the desire to imitate the prayer life of nuns and monks. This manuscript was created in 1469 by Taddeo Crevelli, one of the major illuminators of manuscripts in Italy. Kurt Barstow discusses each of Crevelli's paintings and relates its iconography to other devotional images of the time. All 24 of Crevelli's images are reproduced along with sample leaves and comparative illustrations from other sources.

Kurt Barstow is assistant curator of manuscripts at the Getty Museum.