Primer of Claude of France

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Primer of Claude of France - Fitzwilliam Museum, MS 159, pp. 1-2

The Primer of Claude of France was the first book owned by the French princess Claude of France, eldest daughter of Louis XII of France and Anne of Brittany. It was produced in France in 1505 and measures 26 cm by 17.5 cm. Its 14 pages include contain the text of the Book of Hours shortened and simplified as an elementary reading book or primer, along with 2 two full-page miniature paintings (the first showing Claude kneeling before her patron saint Claudius of Besançon, with saint Anne and the Virgin Mary in the right background, and the second showing St Claudius presenting Claude to Saint Anne and the Virgin Mary) and 37 smaller miniatures. It is now held by the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

External links[edit]