Book of Hours
Tours, France, ca. 1490-1500
17th-century French red morocco gilt, in the style of Le Gascon, in red morocco gilt case.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1901.
156 leaves (1 column, 18 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 170 x 110 mm
No. 653 in a (German?) 19th-century sale; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1901; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. book of hours, perhaps for the use of Paris (Hours of the Virgin); written and illuminated in Tours, France, ca. 1490-1500.
Artist: Workshop of Jean Poyer.
Decoration: 13 miniatures.
Latin and French