The prayer book of Rothschild, Kerry Stokes collection, c. 1500-20 Commons
The Rothschild prayer book or the Rothschild book of hours is an important Flemish manuscript, compiled c. 1500-20 by a number of artists, it has 254 folios, with a page size of 228x160 mm.
Virgin and Child on a crescent Moon.f197v. Accepted as Gerard David, one of only few miniatures attributed to him. Commons.
This manuscript was once in the Austrian National Library of Vienna as codex Vindobonensis SN 844.
Miniature of St. Katherine. Author: Miniaturist of the final flowering of the Ghent-Bruges school of Flemish illumination. Commons.
Since it was sold, in July the 8th 1999 at Christie's Auction House in London, it has held the world record price at auction for an illuminated manuscript, The book was sold for £ 8.580.000, then $ 13.400.000.
Miniature of St. Steve. Author; Miniaturist of the final flowering of the Ghent-Bruges school of Flemish illumination. Commons.
This wonderful prayer book was offered for sale again at Christie's New York in 29th January 2014 when it fetched £8.195.783, the bidder remained anonymous until September 2014 when it was disclosed during an Australian TV program that Kerry Stokes a billionaire Australian business man purchased it.
Miniature of St. Helena. Author; Miniaturist of the final flowering of the Ghent- Bruges school of Flemish illumination.
The Rothschild prayer book is now part of Stokes collection in Perth, Australia, but loaned to the National library of Australia in Canberra for display. Credit Wikipedia org.