The Breslau Psalter

Hand C


Hand C contributed two full-page miniatures (fols. 17v, 20r) and a large historiated initial (fol. 62r). His dense pictorial narrative often resulted in crowded compositions. He followed Hands A and B closely, and shared a palette with Hand B. Yet, his style is dry and linear, and his short figures are devoid of elegance, their exaggerated facial features bordering on the grotesque.

Lightbox: 202
Detail of the king on the left’s face under magnification (7.5x), showing the distinct blue base layer in the flesh tone, painted with woad, and the strong facial features painted with thick strokes of vermilion red and lead white.