How to Buy a Book of Hours
Sandra Hindman and Keegan Goepfert confront a range of questions which one should consider when buying a Book of Hours; discussing how the artist, the number of illuminations, its provenance, the binding and its rarity, can all determine the value of these medieval prayer books.
Paths to Reform: Highlights
Dr Sandra Hindman discusses highlights from the exhibition, "Paths to Reform: Things New and Old," including texts associated with the "Devotio Moderna", a rare near-miniature New Testament in its original red leather binding, and an illuminated page of Luther and the swan.
TREASURES OF A LOST ART
Sandra Hindman (Owner of Les Enluminures) and Keegan Goepfert (Gallery Director & Associate) converse about the fascination, from the Middle Ages to today, with medieval miniatures, and how, remarkably, these miniatures survive and can be acquired today as "treasures of a lost art."
Exhibition: Byzantium and the West: Jewelry in the First Millennium
Small and precious, rings and other jewels travelled easily as personal belongings and as gifts, and testify exchanges between different cultures, here Byzantium and the West. Sandra Hindman guides us trough the exhibition and presents a selection of objects made of precious metals such as rings, pendants and earrings.
Medieval Miniatures : "Interesting As Art"
Developing from John Ruskin's comment on the appeal of illuminated medieval manuscripts as "interesting as art," Dr Sandra Hindman presents an overview of manuscript illumination by great painters such as Simon Bening and the Master B.F., and how the often perfect condition of these surviving medieval miniatures allows them to be just as greatly admired today.
Jan van Pascha, Pilgrimage to Jerusalem
Sandra Hindman presents a wonderful manuscript by Jan van Pascha. Made for a nun in east Flanders, the present manuscript includes a series of rare hand-colored prints.
Gold pectoral cross
Sandra Hindman presents the star of the "Byzantium and the West" exhibition, a gold pectoral cross on chain. Only three crosses with finely embossed figural decoration of very similar manufacture and probably from the same workshop are known.
Renaissance Rings and Gloves
Renaissance rings functioned not only as self-adornment but also as status symbols. Aristocrats were faced with the dilemma of how to wear both rings and gloves: one solution was to slash the gloves fingers so the rings could show through.
An Overview of Les Enluminures' Text Manuscripts Website
Dr. Sandra Hindman presents the website textmanuscripts.com, which highlights a selection of text manuscripts from the Middle Ages and Renaissance offered for sale by Les Enluminures. Each manuscript has an interesting or unusual text and many are illuminated.
THE "SIGNED HOURS": A RARE ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT
Watch the video on the "Signed Hours," a wonderful French book of hours lavishly illuminated by "Jean de Tours" from the workshop of Jean Poyer.
AN INTIMATE ART: 12 BOOKS OF HOURS FOR 2012
Dr. Sandra Hindman introduces the exhibition "An Intimate Art". The exhibition presents twelve Books of Hours to celebrate the opening of the new gallery in New York.
Dressing Up and Dressing Down in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
As part of its series of 20th year anniversary celebrations, the gallery Les Enluminures plans an exhibition on fashion in its Paris space in the Louvre des Antiquaires. Approximately 35 works of art are featured in "Dressing Up and Dressing Down in the Middle Ages and Renaissance: Costume in Art,".
One of two main types of Gothic rings, as quintessential to the Gothic era as the Cathedral, is the so-called stirrup ring. The term was invented in the 19th century to call attention to the form which resembles a horse's stirrup.
Dr. Sandra Hindman presents Medieval Iconographic Ring from England, 15th century
Dr. Hindman presents a Renaissance Diamond Ring - gold and diamond. This beautiful and substantial Renaissance diamond ring bears much of its original enamel in red, green, and blue.
SIMON VOSTRE - PRINTED BOOK OF HOURS
Dr. Sandra Hindman presents a Book of Hours printed in Paris in 1498, for the prolific publisher Simon Vostre.
Stone and Photography: FROM THE MIDDLE AGES TO MEDIEVALISM
A small group of 12th to 15th century architectural elements, capitals, bosses, columns, and corbels is juxtaposed with a group of 19th century photographs from the so-called Mission Heliographique.