Book of Hours

Record ID: 
112402
Accession number: 
MS M.451
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Bruges, Belgium, 1531.
Binding: 
18th-century red velvet; black fleur-de-lisée doublures with cross and initials: J.H.S.; silver filigree chemise in red morocco case lettered: Horae - Bruges - 1531.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1911.
Description: 
129 leaves (1 column, 20 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 74 x 56 mm
Provenance: 
John Strange Sale (London, Sotheby's, Mar. 19, 1801, no. 720) to Cumming; White Knights Library sale (George Spenser-Churchill (1766-1840), 5th duke of Marlborough, formerly Marquess of Blandford: London, R.H. Evans, Thursday, June 24, 1819, lot no. 2822) to Jarman; Philip Augustus Hanrott Collection (not traced in his sales); Damascène Morgand, Livres et manuscrits (1900), no 23 (inv. n. 17610); Lebeufe de Montgermont (catalogue, 1914, VII, no. 37); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Rahir with M.452-457 in 1911; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. book of hours for the use of Rome (Hours of the Virgin); written and illuminated in Bruges, Belgium, and dated 1531.
Scribe: Antonius van Damme; colophon on fol. 128v-129 reads: Author ac scriptor hui' operis presntis nomen est ei antonius van damme moran in trahes brugis ano 1531.
Decoration: 32 full-page miniatures; 12 calendar illustrations.
Artist: Simon Bening.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Classification: