Prayer Book of Anne de Bretagne

This prayer book was commissioned by Anne de Bretagne, wife of two successive kings of France, Charles VIII and Louis XII, to teach her son, the dauphin Charles-Orland (1492–1495), his catechism. It was painted in Tours by Jean Poyer, an artist documented as working for the queen. The book is richly illustrated, and its thirty-four airy, light-flooded miniatures are among the most delicate examples of late-fifteenth-century art.

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Anne de Bretagne at Confession
Prayer Book of Anne de Bretagne
Illuminated by Jean Poyer
France, Tours, ca. 1492–95
126 x 80 mm
The Pierpont Morgan Library, Purchased in 1905; MS M.50 (fol. 10v)