Willem Vrelant Information

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Willem Vrelant (died c. 1481/1482) was a Dutch book illuminator.


He is first registered in 1449, when an illuminator from Vreeland named Willem Backer obtained citizenship of Utrecht. [1] He may have lived in Utrecht for years, as in 1450 he finished there the Hours of William de Montfort. From 1454 to 1481 he is recorded as a member of the Bruges guild of bookmakers. His large and productive workshop produced (among others) a book of hours which is now in Baltimore (1455–60), the Hours of Isabella of Castille (c.1460), the Chronicles of Hainaut (1468) and individual miniatures in the Hours of Mary of Burgundy (c.1480).

See also


  • (in German) Ingo F. Walther, Norbert Wolf: Meisterwerke der Buchmalerei, S. 480. Köln u.a., Taschen 2005, ISBN  3-8228-4747-X


  1. ^ Thomas Kren, Scot McKendrick, Illuminating the Renaissance: The Triumph of Flemish Manuscript Painting in Europe, 2003, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, p. 117.

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