Book of Hours

Record ID: 
76846
Accession number: 
MS M.196
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Savoy or Besançon, France, ca. 1470.
Binding: 
French 19th-century dark brown morocco; lettered: Heures.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
173 leaves (1 column, 13 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 180 x 132 mm
Provenance: 
Arms (fleurs-de-lis, etc.) in borders, possibly repainted; bought Nov. 20, 1895 by Richard Bennett, his bookplate, his Catalogue, no. 34; 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 Besançon; written and illuminated in Besançon or Savoy, ca. 1470.
Artist: a follower of Antoine de Lonhy.
Decoration: 21 large miniatures, 11 small border miniatures.
The illumination of M.196 is unfinished. The heraldic shield in the upper left margin of fol. 78r has not been painted.

Script: 
bastarda
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: