“Illuminating the Medieval Hunt” at the Morgan Library

Karen Rosenberg of the New York Times reviews an exhibit of medieval manuscripts depicting the art of the hunt at the Morgan Library & Museum. The centerpiece of the exhibit is the museum's copy of Le Livre de la Chasse, a lavishly-illuminated volume depicting hunt scenes.(photos)

From the article:

"The Morgan Library & Museum’s copy of “Le Livre de la Chasse,” lavishly illuminated with 87 miniatures, is one of the two finest surviving examples. (The other is in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.) As part of a conservation effort, the Morgan’s copy has been temporarily unbound, affording viewers a rare opportunity to study the individual pages. Fifty leaves from Phoebus’s manuscript are on view in “Illuminating the Medieval Hunt” at the Morgan, along with other manuscripts and printed books from the 11th to the 16th century, in a show curated by William M. Voelkle, head of the department of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts."

Illuminating the Medieval Hunt continues through Aug. 10 at the Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue, at 36th Street; (212) 685-0008, http://www.themorgan.org