An Illumination: The Rothschild Prayer Book and Other Works from the Kerry Stokes Collection c. 1280–1685
Margaret M. ManionCharles Zika
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.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘Star piece of the exhibition is the Rothschild Prayer Book, a masterpiece of Flemish Renaissance art.’ The Senior