Treasure at The Cloisters
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)