Book of Hours

Record ID: 
77045
Accession number: 
MS G.55
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Langres, France, ca. 1465.
Binding: 
White doeskin, in full dark blue morocco bookform folding case lined in velvet, by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, London, 1959.
Credit: 
Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984.
Description: 
150 leaves (1 column, 18 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 157 x 113 mm
Provenance: 
Manuscript made for Pierre de Bosredont, Grand Prior in the Champagne for the Knights of Rhodes; his arms (quarterly vair and gules), his motto (di chosson de niboro), the arms of the Knights of Rhodes (gules, a cross argent), arms incorporating those of the Knights of Rhodes (quarterly, 1 and 4 gules, a cross argent, 2 and 3 argent, a chief dancettée gules), and the love-knotted initials A and P on many pages throughout manuscript, the arms of his children (?) on fol. 135v-136, and his portrait on fol. 19, 113v, and 125; overpainted (?) arms on 44v (quarterly or and gules) and 125v (gules, three chevrons vair); Galope family of Moulins (1572-86); E.C.W. and J.S. Rudge; their sale, London, Sotheby's, June 15, 1959, lot 159; 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 for the use of Rome; written and illuminated in Langres, France, ca. 1465.
Decoration: 36 original miniatures; 4 border roundels; 24 calendar illustrations; 1 miniature painted in later (fol. 135v); 4 other leaves and 33 miniatures and numerous architectural fragments cut from several manuscripts and pasted; one small miniature from a Burgundian book of hours of ca. 1470, the rest from a Dutch book of hours dated 1529 on the pasted-in miniature on fol. 30; the additions were made after this date, probably while in the hands of the Galope family of Moulins (1572-1586); full illuminated borders on most pages; illuminated initials and line endings; arms of Bosredont in most borders; name and motto, "di chosson de niboro," in many borders and miniatures; initial of first name often knotted to that of wife, A & P.
Artist: Guillaume Hugueniot.

Script: 
textura and bastarda.
Language: 
Latin and French
Classification: