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Image of St James the Greater, Hours of Joanna of Castille,
Master of the David Scenes of the Grimani Breviary, Bruges, circa 1490-1500, 109 x 75 mm, Add. MS 18852, f. 411v
This tiny book of hours was made for the daughter of Queen Isabella of Castille some time after her marriage to the heir of the Netherlands, Philip the Fair. Highly personalised with unusual devotions and imagery, this prayer-book followed Joanna when she retreated to the Castle of Tordesillas after the early death of her husband.
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