Book of Hours

Record ID: 
76995
Accession number: 
MS G.59
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Artois, France, early 14th century.
Binding: 
French 16th-century brown calf, gilt-tooled with instruments of the Passion on each corner and with flowers on the spine, rebacked, brass clasps and catches.
Credit: 
Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984.
Description: 
76 leaves (1 column, 18 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 148 x 102 mm
Provenance: 
Celestine convent of Marcoussis, diocese of Paris, sixteenth century; a resident of Beauvais (?), seventeenth century; Cathedral or City Library of Beauvais, 1869 (inventory label, no. 1084); Leo S. Olschki, Florence; C.W. Dyson Perrins; his sale, London, Sotheby's, Nov. 29, 1960, lot 108; purchased 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 portion from a psalter-hours; variant of the use of Arras (Hours of the Virgin); written and illuminated in France, probably the diocese of Arras, ca. 1310.
Decoration: 7 large historiated initials, 3 small historiated initials, numerous decorated initials, small animals or grotesques on all pages.

Script: 
textura.
Language: 
Latin and French
Classification: