Book of Hours

Record ID: 
76804
Accession number: 
MS G.4
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Rouen or Orléans, France, last quarter of 15th century.
Binding: 
Red velvet; gilt and gauffered edges from earlier binding.
Credit: 
Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984.
Description: 
148 leaves (1 column, 16 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 187 x 125 mm
Provenance: 
Unidentified original (?) owner or owners; their initials M (originally G?) and D joined by a love knot on silver escutcheon on 29v; Henry Pelham Archibald Douglas Pelham-Clinton, Seventh Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyme; Henry Francis Hope Pelham-Clinton-Hope, Eighth Duke of Newcastle-under Lyme and Earl of Lincoln; his sale, London, Sotheby's, Dec. 6, 1937, lot 950; purchased in Jan. 1940 from William H. Schab, New York for William S. Glazier (1907-1962), New York; deposited in the Pierpont Morgan Library by the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection in 1963.
Notes: 

Book of hours for the use of Orléans (Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Dead) and Rouen (calendar); written and illuminated in Rouen or Orléans, France, last quarter of the 15th century.
Decorations: 14 large miniatures, 2 small miniatures, 3 historiated initials, 24 calendar illustrations; initials "M" and "D" knotted by a cord, placed on a silver shield, on fol. 29v.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin and Middle French
Classification: