Book of Hours

Record ID: 
76947
Accession number: 
MS G.9
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
England, ca. 1440-1450.
Binding: 
Early 19th-century English gold-tooled blue morocco with gold-tooled blue morocco doublures.
Credit: 
Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984.
Description: 
176 leaves (1 column, 15 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 220 x 142 mm
Provenance: 
Smithson family of Horsham, Sussex, and London (obituaries from 1640 to 1724 or 1725 on fol. 1v); Captain R.G. Berkeley; his sale, London, Sotheby's, Nov. 29, 1949, lot 21; bought there by Maggs Brothers Ltd., London 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: 

Ms. book of hours for the use of Sarum; written and illuminated in southern England, ca. 1440-1450.
Decoration: 15 miniatures, full borders on miniature pages, numerous illuminated initials with marginal extensions; filigree initials; geometric line endings.
Artists: Fastolf Master and an artist who may be Netherlandish.

Script: 
textura.
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: