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Opening with the Annunciation

This opening begins Matins of the Hours of the Virgin. The miniature is painted by a Bruges artist known as the Master of Edward IV for a manuscript he illuminated for the English king. The border decoration filled with illusionistic flowers, plants, birds and insects on a gold background is typical of Flemish illumination at this time.

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