Ms. book of hours for the use of Rome (Hours of the Virgin; Office of the Dead); preceeded by a calendar which may be for central France and a series of quatrains in French relating the months of the year to the ages of man; written and illuminated in Paris, France, in the second decade of the 16th century.
Artist: Jean Pichore (formerly called the Master of Morgan 85) or his workshop.
Fols. 22v (John), 27v (Mark), 42r (Annunciation), and 110v (Anointing of David) are based on these subjects in the Briçonnet Hours (1483-1491) by Jean Poyer (Haarlem, Teylers Museum, Ms. 78). See Wieck, Post Poyet, 2004, p. 249f., fig. 11.6. Fol. 29r (Christ in Gethsemane) and 127r (Job on the dungheap) are based on Dürer's compositions for the Small Passion of 1511. The cycle of the Ages of Man linked to the calendar was printed in Paris in 1509 by Jehan Barbier for Guillaume Le Rouge after Pichore's designs. See Zöhl, Jean Pichore, 2004, figs. 184 - 186.
Decoration: 41 full-page and 12 smaller miniatures.