. Using Near-Infrared Imaging, Researchers Discover Hidden Figure in Medieval Prayer Book « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ART NEWS – New research using near-infrared imaging has revealed hidden paintings of Yolande of Anjou, first wife of Duke Francis I of Brittany, in a medieval prayer book, Live Science reports. Scientists at the University of Cambridge, where the book is held in the collection of the Fitzwilliam Museum, noticed a darker area on one of the pages. It ultimately proved to be Yolande’s headdress painted over in azurite, which made it stand out from the surrounding ultramarine blue. It appears that Duke Francis had Yolande painted over after she died to resemble his second wife, Isabella Stuart of Scotland.

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