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Miracles in Miniature: The Art of the Master of Claude de France
Published to accompany the 2014 Morgan exhibition Miracles in Miniature: The Art of the Master of Claude de France.
The Master of Claude de France was one of the last great French illuminators. His was a fine and delicate style, characterized by the use of subtle lilacs, mauves and roses, juxtaposed with chartreuse and royal blue—all applied in tiny, almost invisible brushstrokes. The Claude Master flourished in Tours (in the Loire valley) for only about twelve years (ca. 1508-1520), leaving behind a small but exceptional oeuvre.