The Limbourg Brothers
Although the Nijmegen artists Herman, Paul and Jean de Limbourg were barely thirty years old when they suddenly died in 1416, they already had a formidable career behind them. Now, almost six hundred years after their creation,
the colourful and highly refined miniatures in the Belles Heures and Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry still speak vividly to our imagination. In 2005 Museum Het Valkhof in Nijmegen presented the exhibition ‘The Limbourg
Brothers. Nijmegen Masters at the French Court (1400-1416)’. This was the first time that original miniatures from
four manuscripts by the Limbourg brothers were shown in the Netherlands. The exhibition formed an excellent
opportunity to invite prominent scholars to share their views on the art of the Limbourg brothers during a two-day
conference. This publication presents in written form the conference papers delivered by some of the leading scholars in the field. In that respect, the volume acts as an addendum to the catalogue.
Contributors are Hanneke van Asperen, Gregory T. Clark, Herman Th. Colenbrander, Rob Dückers, Eberhard König,
Margaret Lawson, Stephen Perkinson, Pieter Roelofs and Victor M. Schmidt.