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Hours of Henry VIII
France, Tours, ca. 1500
MS H.8 fol. 40v

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Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, extends left hand towards abdomen of Elizabeth, nimbed, wearing headdress, joined hands raised. Between them is Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, eyes half closed, supporting himself with staff.
In background is landscape with buildings.
Miniature within illusionistic frame.

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