Book of Hours
Poitiers, France, 1489.
French 16th-century brown stamped-calf; in blue morocco case.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), 1912.
62 leaves (1 column, 28 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 170 x 120 mm
Made for Madeleine Du Puy, wife of Guy de Chasteigner (portrait and arms on fol. 8: impaled, or a lion passant vert, or a lion rampant azure crowned, tongued and clawed gules); owned ca. 1800 by Large Vincent (name signed inside front cover); Sotheby's sale (London, July 27, 1911, lot 105) to E. Parsons for S.N.H. (Sidney Noel Humphreys); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Pearson in 1912; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. book of hours for the use of Poitiers (Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Dead); written and illuminated in Poitiers, France, in 1489 (dated by the almanac on fol. 1r).
The text of M.488 is unfinished. The last rubric shows that the manuscript is unfinished.
Decoration: 1 full-page miniature, 1 headpiece, 13 small historiated initials.
Latin and Middle French