The Frieze Seoul, a new international art fair, will be showcasing two privately held medieval manuscripts. Les Enluminures, a leading dealer in manuscripts, will be showing the items that are both privately held.
The first highlighted manuscript is the only illustrated copy of Bellifortis that is in private hands. One of the most important texts on medieval warfare, it shows 125 full-page watercolour pictures of machines, including rockets, life jackets, missiles, blow torches and bombs.
The second rare manuscript comes from the French royal court: the second volume of the only known illuminated copy of Julien Macho’s popular French translation of Aesop’s Fables. It is richly illuminated with sixty-six miniatures, painted around 1500 by the Master of the Parsian Entries, who was a prolific artist based in Paris.
The items will be shown along with historic jewellery at Frieze Seoul, which runs from September 2nd to 5th. Dr. Sandra Hindman, the founder of Les Enluminures, says, “Frieze Masters London has consistently been one of our most successful venues. We look forward to this inaugural edition of Frieze Seoul with much enthusiasm.”
Les Enluminures has locations in Paris, Chicago and New York. Click here to view their website.