Book of Hours

Record ID: 
76830
Accession number: 
MS M.82
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Belgium, 1440-1449.
Binding: 
19th-century English dark blue morocco, blind-tooled.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), 1902.
Description: 
156 leaves (1 column, 17 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 220 x 150 mm
Provenance: 
Bought Nov. 12, 1896 by 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. 75; 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 Belgium in the 1440s.
Decoration: 12 large miniatures; margins with foliate and floreate ornament throughout; decorated initials throughout; Flemish Gothic style.
Artist: Master of the Ghent Privileges.

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