Great Hours of Anne of Brittany

Great Hours of Anne of Brittany The Visitation, f. 36v

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The Visitation, f. 36v

Saint Elizabeth, in the severe dress worn by older women in Bourdichon’s times, is shown with Our Lady in a mountain setting. The castle in the background, with its red-roofed towers, gives the landscape a southern feel.
The remarkable expression on the two faces and the exquisitely serene harmony of the composition make this one of the most moving paintings in the Great Hours of Anne of Brittany.

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