Adoration of the Magi, by Fray Juan Bautista Mauno

Fray Juan Bautista Maino: Adoration of the Magi

This is a page from my old childhood book. Click on photo to enlarge image.
Fray Juan Bautista Maino was born in Toledo, Spain in 1569, and died in 1649.
He was a Dominican brother, was befriended by the Court Painter Diego Velásquez, and was a tutor to the Infant Philip, who became Philip IV of Spain.

This painting was originally part of an altar-piece, and is now hanging in El Museo del Prado, Madrid.

©M-J de Mesterton 2007

Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry

Often referred to as the most beautiful Book of Hours in existence, Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry is an exemplary illuminated manuscript. Depicted here are the activities on Jean, Duc de Berry’s 15th-century estate, month by month, representing an entire year. Thanks to my husband, who is a lifelong friend of the 20th-century Duc de Berry, I have discovered this fantastic collection of commissioned works.
©M-J de Mesterton 2011