Ms. book of hours, use of Rome (Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Dead); written and illuminated in Spain, Burgos? Segovia?, 1460s.
The text of M.854 is unfinished. Saints names were not inscribed in the Calendar.
Decoration: 24 full-page miniatures, 8 small miniatures, 12 calendar illustrations, border decoration with marginal narrative scenes, executed in grisaille with additional colors.
Artist: Workshop of Juan de Carrión.
Textiles: blue silk pastedowns front and back.
Decoration has been attributed to the workshop of Juan de Carrión by Lynette Bosch (2000), p.98: ".... The style of the illumination found in the Morgan Hours [i.e. M.854] suggests that it should be linked to the workshop of Juan de Carrión. Linking this manuscript to the Carrión workshop brings the related pontifical missal [Toledo, Cathedral Archive, Ms Res 5] made for Mendoza into that group as well...." See also pages 99 and 103 in Bosch's book for further discussion of this attribution.