The Breslau Psalter

Hand D


Hand D was responsible for a cluster of four full-page miniatures (fols. 59v, 60r, 61v, 63v).

He emulated the delicate facial expressions and broccoli-like trees of the Gaibana Master, but his drapery folds are as schematic and his compositions as crowded as those of Hand C. Like Hands A and B, he mixed woad in his flesh tones, but his palette is strongly characterised by the use of an ochre pigment in yellow areas.

Lightbox: 212
Detail of an apostle’s face under magnification (7.5x).

The miniature was painted by Hand D. Judas, who is being fed by Christ, is the only apostle depicted without a halo.