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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. Manion


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.


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

ISBN 9781925163148 (Hardback)
Formats Large Format Illustrated (300 x 240mm) (Hardback)
Categories Art & Photography
Gift Ideas
Publisher Australian Capital Equity
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2015
Pages 214
Rights Contact Australian Capital Equity
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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 foundation member for Australia of the Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art, a foundation member of the Società di Storia della Miniatura, Italy, and served for two terms as Foreign Adviser to the International Center of Medieval Art, New York. She is Professor Emeritus and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne and Emeritus Trustee at the National Gallery of Victoria. Read more