Additional 25695, f. 78

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This artist (fl. in Paris, c. 1445-1465) derives his name from the cardinal-bishop Jean II Rolin of Autun who commissioned several Missals from him (Autun, Bibliothèque municipale, mss. 108A, 114A; and Lyon, Bibliothèque municipale, ms. 517). In some early manuscripts, the Master of Jean II Rolin collaborated with the Dunois Master, the chief associate and most successful follower of the Bedford Master. The influence of the Bedford Master is still visible in the animated borders. The Rolin Master’s work is characterised by short stocky figures, women with pale round heads and pointed chins, and men with broad features. Although he was probably trained in Paris, some details, like the stool with the bread and silver carafe shown here, reveal his interest in Netherlandish art. Biblical citations written on scrolls, like the one sent by God the Father inscribed ‘Hic est Filius meus dilectus’ (This is my beloved son), enhance the miniatures and borders. All the text pages of this manuscript are decorated with acanthus and flowers in light pink and gold, a captivating contrast to the full colour pages containing miniatures.  
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