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Bible of Borso d’Este — Viewer — World Digital Library

Bible of Borso d’Este — Viewer — World Digital Library

The magnificent Bible of Borso d’Este represents the zenith of Ferrarese miniature painting and one of the highpoints of Italian Renaissance manuscript illumination. It was commissioned by Borso d’Este (1413–71), the first duke of Ferrara, who intended it as a demonstration of the splendor of the House of Este, which at the time was competing with Florence and the court of the Medici for international status. The manuscript was completed between 1455 and 1461

The magnificent Bible of Borso d’Este - an example of Ferrarese manuscript illumination in the Italian Renaissance.

Bible of Borso d’Este - World Digital Library - The manuscript was completed between 1455 and 1461

The magnificent Bible of Borso d’Este represents the zenith of Ferrarese miniature painting and one of the highpoints of Italian Renaissance manuscript illumination. It was commissioned by Borso d’Este the first duke of Ferrara,

Go to this site - click "Read Online" and you can zoom in on over 600 pages of AMAZING illumination!!! Bible of Borso d’Este - World Digital Library

Go to this site - click "Read Online" and you can zoom in on over 600 pages of AMAZING illumination! Bible of Borso d’Este - World Digital Library

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