Book of Hours

Record ID: 
76819
Accession number: 
MS M.1066
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Lyon or Amiens, France, ca. 1450-1460.
Binding: 
Dark blue morocco.
Credit: 
Purchased on the Fellows Fund, 1985.
Description: 
207 leaves (1 column, 15 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 179 x 140 mm
Provenance: 
London, Sotheby's, Dec. 11, 1956, lot 13; Charles J. Sawyer, London; London, Christie's, June 19, 1968, lot 115; Everett and Ann McNear, Chicago, and William and Mary Lloyd, Winnetka, Ill; Everett and Ann McNear, Chicago.
Notes: 

Ms. book of hours for the use of Lyon (Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Dead); written and illuminated in Lyon or Amiens, France, ca. 1450-1460.
The manuscript is undoubtedly for the use of Lyons but the calendar is essentially a Paris calendar with added feastdays for Lyons and Amiens. The miniatures show Amiens influence as well.
Artists: two unidentified illuminators.
Decoration: 15 large miniatures, 2 marginal historiations, full illuminated borders on miniature pages, partial illuminated borders on many text pages, numerous illuminated initials and geometric line fillers; female donor is shown in prayer before the Virgin and Child on fol. 186r.

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