Book of Hours

Record ID: 
76786
Accession number: 
MS M.453
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Paris, France, ca. 1425-1430.
Binding: 
18th-century French or Belgian green morocco, gold-tooled.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1911.
Description: 
193 leaves (1 column, 16 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 223 x 158 mm
Provenance: 
Formerly in the Leboeuf de Montgermont Collection; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Ed. Rahir in Paris in 1911; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. book of hours for the use of Paris; written and illuminated in Paris, France, ca. 1425-1430.
Decoration: 2 full page (on separate bifolios) and 20 large miniatures with border medallions and 48 calendar illustrations.
The marginal decoration usually repeats itself from recto to verso with some exceptions in the calendar.
Artists: Master of Morgan 453 and a follower of the Bedford Master.
Revised: 2015

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin and French
Century: 
Classification: