Book of Hours
Belgium, possibly Brussels, ca. 1475.
Brussels, ca. 1475-1500, panel-stamped red sheepskin over boards, rebacked and resewn; with the motto: Niet voir wel doen.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1911.
227 leaves (1 column, 18 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 188 x 139 mm
Barbara Marscham Bogynts of Brussels, 1662; unidentified English owner, 1706; no. 320 in an English catalogue of 1726/1727; J. Pearson, London (catalogue: 500 important books, manuscripts, and autograph letters, 1910-1911); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Pearson in 1911; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. book of hours; undetermined use; written and illuminated in Belgium, perhaps in Brussels, ca. 1475.
Decoration: 9 full-page miniatures, 9 historiated initials.
Latin and Dutch