Book of hours

Record ID: 
110803
Accession number: 
MS M.493
Title: 
Book of hours
Created: 
Bruges, Belgium, ca. 1480.
Binding: 
19th-century tan pigskin stamped with interlocking Y's in the four corners of the central panel; oxydized silver clasps with double Y hinges; bound for Nicolas Yemeniz by Trautz-Bauzonnet (Georges Trautz); lettered: Officium B. Mariae Virginis; in brown half-morocco case.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1912.
Description: 
124 leaves (1 column, 17 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 170 x 122 mm
Provenance: 
Nicolas Yemeniz (his sale, Paris, 1867, no. 71) to Ambroise Firmin-Didot; his sale (Paris, 1879, no. 27) to Labitte; Robert Hoe Collection (catalogue, 1909, p. 105); his sale (New York, Anderson Galleries, 1912, II, no. 2465) to Quaritch; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Léon Gruel in 1912; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. book of hours for the use of Rome (Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Dead); written and illuminated in Bruges, Belgium, ca. 1480.
Silver and gold lettering on vellum stained black (Black Hours).
Decoration: 14 full-page miniatures.
Artist: a follower of Guillaume Vrelant influenced by Philippe de Mazerolles; and Liévin van Lathem (fols. 13v-14).

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: