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Froissart of Louis of Gruuthuse (BnF Fr 2643-6)

The Froissart of Louis of Gruuthuse is a illustrated deluxe illuminated manuscript in four volumes, containing a French text of Froissart's Chronicles and illuminated in the first half of the 1470s in Bruges, Flanders, in modern Belgium. The text of Froissart's Chronicles is preserved in more than 150 manuscript copies; this is one of the most lavishly illuminated examples, commissioned by Louis of Gruuthuse, a Flemish nobleman and bibliophile. Several leading Flemish illuminators worked on the miniatures; the four volumes are now in the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris as BnF, MSS Français 2643-6, contain 110 miniatures of various sizes painted by some of the best Brugeois artists of the day. The page size is 44 x 33 cm, with miniatures of various sizes, from 3/4 page and half-page, to historiated initials; the French text is in two columns and there is extensive marginal decoration of scrolling stems and other plant motifs, with some human and animal figures among them. Loiset Lyédet did the sixty miniatures in the first two volumes.

He was a successful, if somewhat formulaic, working on secular manuscripts for Philip III, Duke of Burgundy and his court. He used assistants, but it is hard to detect separate hands in his work; the last two volumes, which are in general finer, were worked on by the anonymous illuminators known as the Master of Anthony of Burgundy, the Master of Margaret of York, the Master of the Dresden Prayer Book, the last as an assistant to the Master of Anthony of Burgundy. These masters are named after prominent patrons of theirs, it appears that the project was split in half from an early stage, as the scribes who wrote the text and the style of border decoration differ between volumes 1-2 and 3-4. The large miniatures by the Master of Anthony of Burgundy are sophisticated in style, those by the young Master of the Dresden Prayer Book are notable for "their startlingly ambitious palette and combination of colors and vibrantly modelled drapery, an inexhaustible range of well-designed figure poses, challenging placement of figures within complex spaces".

All the illustrations below are from the first two volumes. Louis of Gruuthuse was born and lived in Bruges and was an important member of the court of Philip the Good, he appears to have been the second largest purchaser in the period, after Philip himself, of illuminated manuscripts from the best Flemish workshops at their peak of success. He had a book collection totalling about 190 volumes secular in content, of which over half were contemporary illuminated copies; this made his collection over twice the size of the contemporary English Royal collection. Louis was in fact one of the last people to commission new manuscripts on such a scale. In some cases from that decade the titles existed in printed form, by the end of his life most titles could be bought printed, Flemish illumination of secular works, was in deep decline. Froissart's Chronicles were not printed in Paris, he incorporated portraits of himself in miniatures in several books. Many of his volumes, like this set, passed to King Louis XII of France, are now in the Bibliothèque nationale de France.

King Louis painted his arms over those of Louis de Gruuthuse on some pages in this set. The current bindings are but traces of what were the original blue velvet bindings remain. Like the "Harley Froissart", the most illustrated of all illuminated Froissarts, this is an example of a notable resurgence of interest in Froissart's work from the late 1460s onwards. All miniatures by Loyset Liédet. Dates are of the events, not the miniatures. T Kren & S McKendrick, Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe, No 71, pp 268–71 Getty Museum/Royal Academy of Arts, 2003, ISBN 1-903973-28-7 Digitised manuscript from the Bibliothèque nationale de France: volume 1, volume 2, volume 3, volume 4 The Master of the Dresden Prayer Book at Getty Museum

Rajiv Gandhi Salai

State Highway 49A known as Rajiv Gandhi Salai and Rajiv Gandhi IT Expressway or just IT Expressway is a major road connecting Chennai, Tamil Nadu with Mahabalipuram in Kanchipuram district, Tamil Nadu. It was earlier known as the Old Mahabalipuram Road; the road starts from Madhya Kailash Temple on Sardar Patel Road in South-East Chennai and terminates on East Coast Road near Mahabalipuram. The prestigious TIDEL Park, home to a number of BPO and IT/ITES companies and many other major IT/ITES Companies in the country are situated along the Rajiv Gandhi Salai. Prominent technical and educational Institutions, national research laboratories are located along the Corridor. Besides, State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu Ltd has developed a Cyber City, spread over 2000 acres in Siruseri, abutting the IT Corridor. Many IT/ITES Companies have set up their facilities in the Cyber City. Based on development and growth of OMR road, it was categorized as 2 major zones. Zone-1 is from Madhya Kailash to Sholinganallur and Zone-2 is from Sholinganallur to Kelambakkam.

There are two toll plazas on OMR and three on the roads leading to OMR. Entrance toll plaza at Seevaram Exit plaza at Egattur Satellite toll plaza on 200 feet Thoraipakkam-Pallavaram radial road Satellite toll plaza on Sholinganallur-Medavakkam link road Satellite toll plaza on Sholinganallur-ECR link road Transport in Chennai List of tech parks in Chennai The Federation of OMR Residents Associations "the Road to The future" - IT Corridor Newindpress - One for the Road SIPCOT IT Park map

Blue River Township, Harrison County, Indiana

Blue River Township is one of twelve townships in Harrison County, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 2,064 and it contained 889 housing units. According to the 2010 census, the township has a total area of 38.65 square miles, of which 38.44 square miles is land and 0.22 square miles is water. The stream of Baldy Creek runs through this township. Milltown Depauw Hancock Chapel Lowdell Posey Township, Washington County Morgan Township Jackson Township Spencer Township Whiskey Run Township, Crawford County The township contains four major cemeteries: Boston, Mount Zion and Reno. U. S. Route 150 Indiana State Road 64 Indiana State Road 337 "Blue River Township, Harrison County, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-09-24. United States Census Bureau cartographic boundary files Indiana Township Association United Township Association of Indiana