Book of Hours

Record ID: 
112443
Accession number: 
MS M.276
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Paris, France, 1500-1515.
Binding: 
French 17th-century citron morocco, gold-tooled; lettered: Heures.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1907.
Description: 
102 leaves (1 column, 22 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 240 x 160 mm
Provenance: 
No. 103 in a French catalogue, ca. 1830-1840 (said to be a De Bure catalogue); initials TOA on upper right corner of fol. 1 (monogram of owner, ca. 1840); William Horatio Crawford; his sale London, 1891, no. 1651 to Quaritch; catalogue 138 (1893), no. 119; Sotheby's sale (London, July 3, 1899, no. 1651) to Quaritch, catalogue 211 (1902), no. 172 and catalogue 220 (1903), no. 18; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Olschki in 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. book of hours for the use of Rome (Office of the Dead); written and illuminated in France, probably Paris, between 1500 and 1515.
Decoration: 1 full-page miniature, 13 half-page miniatures, 17 historiated border vignettes, 24 calendar illustrations, and illuminated borders and vignettes throughout.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin and Middle French
Classification: