The Hours of Philip the Bold

Master of the Throne of Mercy


This artist painted the only full-page miniature in the Grandes Heures’ original campaign, the Throne of Mercy (fol. 77r). He also contributed small miniatures for the suffrages to saints. His hand has not yet been found in other manuscripts and his activity, based solely on his contribution to the Grandes Heures, is currently limited to the 1370s. He shared compositions and palette with the Master of Jean de Sy and the Master of the Grandes Heures, but differed slightly in his painting technique and choice of pigments.