The Breslau Psalter

The Gaibana Master and his Associate

Artists' Materials

The Gaibana Master’s use of a delicate violet colour, obtained with a mixture of vermilion and ultramarine blue, is unique in the manuscript. He also mixed lead white with ultramarine blue to achieve the light grey hue on the border of St John the Baptist’s mantle. His Associate was the only artist to employ azurite for grey-blue areas and in some green mixtures.