Wharncliffe Hours

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The Wharncliffe Book of Hours was illuminated in France by a celebrated artist, Maître François. It was named for Nicholai Joseph Foucault, a 16th century Earl of Wharncliffe. It is now in the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne Australia. Australia has issued two sets of Christmas stamps showing illuminations from the Wharncliffe Hours. The first, in 1989, show the Annunciation to Mary, and the Annunciation to the Shepherds.

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     The second, issued in 2001 depict the Adoration of the Magi and the Flight into Egypt.

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