Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Antiquarian to Showcase Examples of Medieval Art During Art Basel 2016

An Illuminated Minature from The Book of Hours of Francesco Borromeo, Manuscript on Vellum, Italy, c.1474. Photo: Courtesy of Dr. Jörn Günther Antiquarian.
SWITZERLAND---Dr. Jörn Günther Antiquariat announces the opening of an exhibition next week to coincide with Art Basel 2016. The contemporary art fair is an exciting occasion for the city of Basel and as an internationally acclaimed art dealer, Dr. Jörn Günther is keen to take this opportunity to present a selection of artworks that underline the enduring legacy of the illustrated word. On view will be an impressive collection of museum-quality illuminated manuscripts, miniatures and early printed books. The highlights include an exquisite Book of Hours written by Francesco Borromeo. This is an incredibly delicate object and displays the masterful artistic hand of Ambrogio de Predis, a friend and collaborator of Leonardo da Vinci. [link]