The Book of Tournaments by René d’Anjou

15th century. Decade of the 1470s.

National Library of Russia.

One of the most beautiful manuscripts in the Russian National Library in St Petersburg.

The codex contains 91 illustrations of great historical value, which are fascinating for their sense of impetus and vivid detail.

The masterfully executed miniatures are based on the original drawings, now lost, by Barthélemy d’Eyck, an excellent painter who worked for long periods at the court of René d’Anjou.

Worldwide print run of 580 copies, of which only 150 are available for Spain.

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