Revealing the Rothschild Prayer Book c. 1505–1510

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The Rothschild Prayer Book is an acknowledged masterpiece of Renaissance manuscript illumination. Acquired by the Kerry Stokes Collection in 2014, it includes miniatures of unsurpassed beauty and refined execution by the most renowned and sought-after illuminators of the era. This unique book is a must-have for art historians, scholars and lovers of fine art.


Margaret M. Manion is one of Australia’s pre-eminent art historians, whose scholarship on Medieval and Renaissance art, in particular the art of the illuminated manuscript, is acclaimed internationally. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (of which she was Deputy President) and of the Australian College of Education. She was a foundation member for Australia of the Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art, a foundation member of the Società di Storia della Miniatura, Italy ,and served for two terms as Foreign Adviser to the International Center of Medieval Art, New York. In 1996 she joined Christie’s, where she heads the manuscript team with worldwide responsibility for the appraisal, research, cataloguing and marketing of Medieval, Renaissance and earlier Western manuscripts.