Book of hours

Record ID: 
76828
Accession number: 
MS M.78
Title: 
Book of hours
Created: 
Tournai, Belgium, between 1450 and 1460.
Binding: 
16th-century gold-tooled brown leather over pasteboards inscribed on front cover: Dame.Marie / le.Vassevr / Religieuse / A. Gosnay, 1570.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
176 leaves (1 column, 15 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 180 x 140 mm
Provenance: 
Marie le Vasseur, Gosnay (d. 1624; binding dated 1570); Johann Heinrich Cröniger (note on fol. 14v, dated 1803); Jean Paradis, Lyon; his sale, Paris, Librarie Bachelin-Deflorenne, Nov. 5, 1879, lot 27; Richard Bennett; Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 87); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. book of hours for the use of Rome (Hours of the Virgin); written and illuminated in the Tournai region of Belgium, 1450-1460, with later additions ca. 1550.
Decoration: 1 full-page miniature without border, 21 full-page miniatures with full borders.
Artist: Master of Morgan 78, working in Bruges in the 1450s, a follower or imitator of the Master of the Bruges Lepers' House Missal (Meister des Brügger Leprosenhaus-Missales). Cf. Clark, Gregory T., "Doornik aan de Schelde, Gand sur l'Escaut: Book Painters in Two Cities on One River in the Time of Philip the Good," Campin in Context: Peinture et société dans la vallée de l'Escaut à l'époque de Robert Campin, 1375-1445, Ludovic Nys and Dominique Vanwijnsberghe, eds., Valenciennes, 2007, 258, 261, 262, 263, figs. 6, 8, 10 [article = p. 255-64].

Script: 
textura (original text) and bastarda (additions)
Language: 
Latin and French
Century: 
Classification: