The Hours of Philip the Bold

Votive Masses

Texts and Images

The Votive Masses for major feast days open with images of the relevant feast, saint or object of veneration. Masses written during the original campaign received small miniatures, while those added in the 15th century were illustrated with images of varying sizes and formats.

This 15th-century miniature was painted in the late 1440s by a member of the large group of artists active in Bruges c. 1420-1450 and known as the Masters of the Gold Scrolls.