Lieve De Kesel

Function: 
Independent scholar
Institution: 
UGent
Post: 
Rozier 44 (C.01.17) 9000 Ghent

Education: 

Master Degree earned:

  • Art History, UGent, 1985.

Thesis: Een bijdrage tot de studie van de laatste bloeifase van de Vlaamse miniatuurkunst: het handschrift IV 280 van de Koninklijke Bibliotheek te Brussel

Doctoral Degree earned:

  • Doctor of Art History, University of Ghent, 2013.

Dissertation: The Master of the Prayer Books of around 1500 in the spotlight. An Investigation of the Artist(s), the Oeuvre, their Colleagues and their Patrons.

Field of Research: 

  • Art in the Low Countries: 15th through and including the 16th Century
  • Illuminated manuscripts

Publications: 

  • Lieve De Kesel, Cambridge University Library, MS Add. 4100: a book of hours illuminated by the Master of the Prayer Books of circa 1500? in Transactions of the Cambridge Bibliographical Society, Vol. X, Part 2, Fifteenth-Century Flemish Manuscripts in Cambridge Collections, 1992, pp. 182-202, cover illustrations and plates 29-32.
  • Lieve De Kesel, Almost restored. The Hours of Archduchess Isabella Clara Eugenia. Berlin, Kupferstichkabinett, 78B15 in Jahrbuch der Berliner Museen, 2001, pp. 109-131.
  • Lieve De Kesel, Heritage and Innovation in Flemish Illuminated Manuscripts at the turn of the fifteenth century. Framing the frames from Simon Marmion to Gerard David in H. Wijsman (ed.), with the contribution of A. Kelders en S. Speakman Suth, Books in Transition. Manuscripts and printed books at the time of Philip the Fair (1478-1506) (Burgundica, XV), Turnhout, 2010, pp. 93-130.
  • Contributions in Exh. Cat. B. Bousmanne en Th. Delcourt (compilation), I. Hans-Collas, P. Schandel, M. Verweij en C. Van Hoorebeeck (eds.), Vlaamse Miniaturen - Miniatures flamandes 1404-1482 (Royal Library, Brussels, 2011; Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris, 2012).
  • Lieve De Kesel, Use and Reuse of Manuscripts and Miniatures: Observations on Pasted-in, Recycled and Removed Miniatures and Text Leaves in Some Late Medieval Flemish Illuminated Manuscripts Related to La Flora in Bulletin du bibliophile, Nr. 1, 2011, pp. 48-85. (Proceedings of the International Conference of the Association Internationale de Bibliophilie "Belgique 2010", Brussels, Antwerp, Liège, Bruges, Mariemont en Beloeil)

Projects: Exhibitions: 

  • Monograph on the Hours of Isabella of Castile (Gerard David, Gerard Horenbout and other artists), The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland.

Readings: 

  • International Conference Fifteenth-Century Flemish Manuscripts in Cambridge Collections, Cambridge University Library, Ms Add. 4100: a book of hours illuminated by the Master of the Prayer Books of circa 1500?, Wolfson College, Cambridge, 1991.
  • Internationaal colloquium Le Livre en transition. Manuscrit et imprimé au temps de Philippe le Beau/ Veranderende boeken. Handschriften en drukken ten tijde van Filips de Schone, Heritage and Innovation in Flemish Illuminated Manuscripts at the turn of the fifteenth century, Royal Library, Brussels, 2006.
  • Art historical seminar nr. 10 at the KIK, Archeologie van het handschrift en de zoektocht naar de Meester van de Gebedenboeken omstreeks 1500, Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, Brussels, 2009.
  • VLAC Colloquium Current Research in early 16th-Century Northern European Painting, The Master of the Prayer Books of around 1500. A Search for the Artist(s), the Oeuvre, their Colleagues and their Patrons, Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts, Brussels, 2010.
  • Medieval Seminar Series 2010/11 organised by the H. Pirenne Institute for Medieval Studies, Presentation of some results of the PHD Project, UGent, 2010.
  • International Conference British Library : Royal Manuscripts. The Genius of Illumination, A perfect match between Flanders and England. Flemish miniatures for the first Tudor King, British Library, London, 2011. (From 11 November 2011 to 11 March 2012, approximately 150 royal manuscripts are shown in a major exhibition at the British Library. The international conference was part of this project.)