Book of Hours

Record ID: 
76848
Accession number: 
MS M.105
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Rouen, France, ca. 1420-1425.
Binding: 
15th-century doeskin over boards with remains of rose velvet under the bosses; previously in brown morocco case lettered: The Kildare Book of Hours = French MS on vellum - Saec. XV.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
210 leaves (1 column, 18 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 269 x 188 mm
Provenance: 
Made for Sir William Porter of Lincolnshire, England, his arms (sable, three bells argent) and motto (aultre ne veul mes) appear often in the manuscript; owned ca. 1556 by Gerald, Earl of Kildare (1525-1585); later by Elinor Hilborne and Thomas Haughton, of Haughton (Shropshire); given ca. 1840 to Lady Harriott Frampton, of Moreton, Dorset; bookplate of James Frampton; sale by Sotheby's (London, July 3, 1899, no. 1650) bought in; Mrs. Fetherstonhaugh-Frampton sale by Sotheby's (London, Feb. 26, 1900, no. 819) to Pickering; bought (Mar. 1, 1900) 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. 94; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Book of hours for the use of Sarum; written and illuminated in Rouen, France, ca. 1420-1425.
Decoration: 75 large miniatures, 4 small miniatures; male patron portrayed kneeling and adoring the enthroned Virgin and Child on fol. 84v-85.
Fourteen folios are missing.
Artist: the miniatures are by the Fastolf Master.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: