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Performance, Object, and Private Devotion: The Illumination of Thomas Butler’s Books of Hours

Department of Art History, New York University, 75005 Paris, France
Religions 2020, 11(1), 20; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel11010020
Received: 3 December 2019 / Revised: 19 December 2019 / Accepted: 20 December 2019 / Published: 31 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Domestic Devotions in Medieval and Early Modern Europe)
This article considers the major cycles of illumination in two Books of Hours belonging to Thomas Butler, seventh Earl of Ormond (c.1424–1515). The article concludes that the iconography of the two manuscripts reflects the personal and familial piety of the patron and was designed to act as a tool in the practice of devotion. View Full-Text
Keywords: private devotion; Books of Hours; illumination; Holy Trinity; pictorial cycles; Butlers; Ormond private devotion; Books of Hours; illumination; Holy Trinity; pictorial cycles; Butlers; Ormond
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Ralph, K. Performance, Object, and Private Devotion: The Illumination of Thomas Butler’s Books of Hours. Religions 2020, 11, 20.

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