Book of Hours

Record ID: 
161004
Accession number: 
MS S.4
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Netherlands, ca. 1485-1495.
Binding: 
18th- or 19th-century red morocco, gilt tooled with flower motifs at upper and lower corners, acorn motifs on spine, inscribed on black label: Geschreeven getyde boek
Credit: 
Bequest of E. Clark Stillman, 1995.
Description: 
194 leaves (1 column, 19 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 155 x 110 mm
Provenance: 
Probably executed for the patrons, a nun and a cleric, portrayed on fol. 173; owned by Oorts in 1596 (inscription on first vellum fly leaf); purchased for Ki.... Bibliothek 19 January 1877 by M. H. Blummers, Tithograf... S'Gravenhage (inscription on first paper flyleaf); E. Clark Stillman Collection; Bequest of E. Clarl Stillman, 1995.
Notes: 

Ms. book of hours; written and illuminated in the Netherlands, ca. 1485-1495.
Decoration: 6 full-page miniatures with full figured borders (inserted), 6 text pages with full borders; 7 large illuminated initials. Representations of patrons in border on fol. 173: a kneeling tonsured cleric in white robe with scroll inscribed "misere" at the bas-de-page, a kneeling nun in brown robe with black cape in righthand margin, holding up a scroll inscribed Sct Michael ora pro me.
Watermark: on paper flyleaf, similar to Heawood nos. 3696-3697, 3709-3711, dated England/Scotland, 18th century; same watermark as for MS S.3.
Textiles: 2 loose silk ribbon markers.

Script: 
bastarda
Language: 
Dutch and Latin
Century: 
Classification: