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ISBN: 9781925163148
Pages: 214
Publication year: 2015
Publisher: Australian Capital Equity
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An Illumination: The Rothschild Prayer Book and Other Works from the Kerry Stokes Collection c. 1280–1685

Written by Margaret M. ManionCharles Zika

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The Rothschild Prayer Book is an acknowledged masterpiece of Renaissance manuscript illumination. Acquired by the Kerry Stokes Collection in 2014, it includes miniatures of unsurpassed beauty and refined execution by the most renowned and sought-after illuminators of the era. Here the Rothschild Prayer Book is presented within the wider visual context of Medieval and Renaissance art. This is a fascinating look at the relationship of the Prayer Book to the icons, portraits, stained-glass sequences, devotional panel paintings and sculptures of the time.

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‘Star piece of the exhibition is the Rothschild Prayer Book, a masterpiece of Flemish Renaissance art.’ The Senior


Pages: 214
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Australian Capital Equity
ISBN: 9781925163148
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Margaret M. Manion

Margaret M. Manion is one of Australia’s pre-eminent art historians, whose scholarship on Medieval and Renaissance art, in particular the art of the illuminated manuscript, is acclaimed internationally. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (of which she was Deputy President) and of the Australian College of Education. She was a […]

Charles Zika

Charles Zika is a Professorial Fellow in the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, and a Chief Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, at the University of Melbourne. Zika’s research has covered topics in European culture between the 15th and 18th centuries, such as Renaissance humanism and […]