Book of Hours

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Record ID: 
76837
Accession number: 
MS M.287
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Northern France or Flanders, ca. 1445.
Binding: 
17th century maroon morocco, gilt tooled; front cover with name: Barbe; back cover with name: Renel.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1907.
Description: 
155, 11 leaves (1 column, 17 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 188 x 132 mm
Provenance: 
Former 17th century owner Barbe de Lescut, comtesse du Saint-Empire, wife of Balthazar de Rennel, d. 1637, aged 79 (name of owner on binding); Rev. Edward Duncan Rhodes Collection, Wells; his sale (London, May 10, 1867), no. 1609) to Arthur; C.J. Spence Collection, North Shields; his sale (London, Nov. 5, 1906, no. 274) to Leighton; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Olschki in 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Book of hours for the use of Rome; calendar in French; written and illuminated in Northern France or Flanders, ca. 1445.
Decoration: 25 miniatures, most with border scenes, and 2 historiated initials; kneeling owner portrait on fol. 21 with the enthroned Virgin; miniatures appear to have been repainted in the 19th century.
Artists: a follower of the Master of Guillebert de Mets and a follower of the Egerton Master.

Script: 
bastarda
Language: 
Latin and French
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