Treasure at The Cloisters

Treasure at The Cloisters

The Hours of Jeanne d'Evreux, Queen of France Grisaille, tempera, and ink on vellum Jean Pucelle (active 1319-1334) France, Paris, 1324-1328
The Hours of Jeanne d’Evreux, Queen of France
Grisaille, tempera, and ink on vellum
Jean Pucelle (active 1319-1334)
France, Paris, 1324-1328

This exquisite Book of Hours was created in the 14th century for Jeanne d’Evreux, when she was Queen of France.

Currently housed at The Cloisters in New York City, this medieval treasure has an illustrious provenance, having belonged to the following before being acquired by the Rothschild family:

  • Jeanne d’Evreux, queen of France
  • Charles V, king of France
  • Jean, duke of Berry (major financier of illuminated manuscripts)
  • Baron Louis-Jules de Châtelet
  • Julie de Rothschild

This gem merits being seen in person.

Used by permission, The Cloisters Collection, 1954 (54.1.2)