Book of hours

Record ID: 
76839
Accession number: 
MS M.54
Title: 
Book of hours
Created: 
Coutances, France, between 1460 and 1470.
Binding: 
Brown morocco by David.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
88 leaves (1 column, 16 lines), bound : vellum, ill ; 170 x 120 mm
Provenance: 
Owned (1565-1581) by Estienne Hostingue of La Haye du Puits; bought Dec. 31, 1895 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. 37; 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 Coutances (Hours of the Virgin); written and illuminated (borders) in Coutances, France, ca. 1460-1470; miniatures and calendar illustrations added in the 19th century.
Decoration: original full borders on miniature pages; 6 miniatures and 12 calendar illustrations added by a 19th-century forger.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Classification: