The Rothschild Prayerbook

January 13 2014

Video: Christie's

This is definitely worth going to see (at Christie's) if you're in New York during Old Master week. Astonishing illuminations, and (having been always kept bound) in such excellent condition.

It's interesting to see how, when the praise of a work of art is entirely justified, it can be done (as in the video above) without any need to gush, or to deploy the guff we so often see in modern and contemporary art (see below). 

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