Psalter-Hours

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Record ID: 
128492
Accession number: 
MS M.729
Title: 
Psalter-Hours
Created: 
Amiens, France, between 1280 and 1299.
Binding: 
By Marguerite Duprez Lahey in 1927; blue morocco, blind tooled.
Credit: 
Purchased in 1927.
Description: 
434 leaves (1 column, 19 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 182 x 134 mm
Provenance: 
Made for Comtesse de la Table of the Coeuvres family; Yolande de Soissons (married to Bernard V, seigneur de Moreuil, by 1276); Charles of Poitiers (bishop of Poitiers from 1390, see inscription on fol. 434v); William Young Ottley (1771-1836); his sale (London, Sotheby's, May 1838, lots 127 and 244) to Payne and Foss; Robert Stayner Holford of Dorchester House, London; purchased from the Holford estate in 1927.
Notes: 

Ms. psalter and book of hours for the use of Amiens; written and illuminated in Amiens, France, between 1280 and 1299, fols. 1-403; fols. 404-434 (Office dedicated to St. Michel) added by 1390 when Charles of Poitiers, who became bishop of Poitiers in 1390, owned the manuscript (see inscription on fol. 434v).
Decoration: 40 full-page miniatures, 66 historiated initials, 24 calendar illustrations, 56 full-page borders with heraldic devices, scenes, and grotesques.
Twenty full-page miniatures were separated from the manuscript while it was part of the Ottley Collection and were sold in a separate lot in his sale; they were later re-integrated into the manuscript--Cf. files.
Revised: 2015

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin and French
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