This book focuses on one of the most attractive features of late medieval manuscript illumination: the portrait of the book owner at prayer within the pages of her prayer-book. Offering a direct view into the lives of medieval individuals, these are religiously loaded images that strike at the very core of medieval Christian concerns about salvation and the efficacy of prayer.
About the Author
Alexa Sand is Associate Professor of Art History at Caine College of the Arts, Utah State University. She has published articles in The Art Bulletin, Gesta, Yale French Studies, Word and Image, the Huntington Library Quarterly, Studies in Iconography, and a number of edited essay collections. She is the recipient of the ACLS Charles Ryskamp Fellowship and the AAUW American Fellowship for Publication. She was recently the Gilbert and Ursula Farfel Fellow at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California.