Vintage Frame Art Print of "LC10: The Greyhound" Repro From 15th Century Book Livre De La Chasse (The Book of The Hunt) | Wall Art Decor
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「Features」 Here is "Le Livre De La Chasse" (The Book of the Hunt) "LC10: The Greyhound" 1405 - 1410, Gaston Phebus, a careful reproduction of the original Iluminated Manuscript held by the Biblioteque Nationale, Paris. This print is prepared by Quintessa Art Collection LTD, London, 1994. Mounted in gold metal frame about 13" x 13" under glass. Double matted with hand-decorated mount.
「History」 Original manuscripts created between the 6th and 15th centuries are rare and priceless treasures. Jealously guarded by the museums. Seldom - in most cases never - available to be touched, held, individually studied. This copy of the original is so perfect it's like owning the original in its present day condition, unaltered in every respect. This particular Livre de la Chasse (Hunting Scene Book) is one of the most important manuscripts of its type. It depicts as no other the practice of hunting in the 15th Century.
The author was Gaston Phebus, Duke of Foix and Viscount of Bearn. The Duke of Foix compiled this work to be a handbook of the animals suitable to be hunted. It shows dogs as helpers to the hunter as well as the technicalities of the hunt itself. The Duke demanded a very high standard of realism and documentary detail from his artists, which they certainly achieved. Hence, this particular work must count as one of the most fascinating relics from the 15th Century.
Researchers dispute the origins of this work. Some say that it is based on the French style of imagery. Others feel it is of English origin since similar works were commissioned by the Duke of Bedford. However, the most recent research concludes that the images are similar to Dutch paintings and that the flowing lines of the clothes are reminiscent of those from Italy and Avignon.
Ownership is a lasting pleasure ... for succeeding generations also. And such is the beauty of these extraordinary works that the discriminating judgement of the owner who first brought them into the family will long be remembered with appreciation.
「Dimension」 Framed: 13.25" H x 13.25" W x 0.75" D Print: 6.25" H x 6.25" W