Book of Hours

The Master of St Michael


This illuminator is the most enigmatic artistic personality in the manuscript. Named after his main contribution, the large image of St Michael (fol. 165r), he also painted the Tree of Jesse in the border of fol. 36r. His hand has not yet been identified in other volumes. His style, palette and technique suggest the work of a panel painter. His monumental figures are executed with soft, loose brush strokes. His colour scheme contrasts cold green with warm orange-yellow and pale pink or grey with deep red.