Additional 18192, f. 52

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The Master of the Munich Golden Legend (fl. in Paris, c. 1420-1460) is named after a copy of that famous text now in that Bavarian city, dating to c. 1420 (Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Cod. gall. 3). His style is close to that of the Bedford Master’s with whose workshop – as in this book of hours – he often collaborated. His work can easily be distinguished from the Bedford Master by his habit of outlining areas of colour and indicating facial features in black. As he also contributed to manuscripts for Reims, Normandy, and Brittany, he may have been an itinerant artist. However, it seems more likely that he was based in Paris with a reputation that attracted widely dispersed clients. In this manuscript, while the female owner has ermine that might connect her to Brittany, the book is clearly a Paris production.  
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