Book of Hours

Record ID: 
76849
Accession number: 
MS M.174
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Rouen, France, early 16th century
Binding: 
French red morocco gilt, ca. 1810.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, 1902.
Description: 
88 leaves (1 column, 23 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 180 x 120 mm
Provenance: 
Sale (Sotheby's, London, March 19, 1896, no. 409) to Pickering for Richard Bennett, his Catalogue, no. 62; 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 Rouen (Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Dead); written and illuminated in Rouen, France, early 16th century.
Decoration: 14 large miniatures, 17 border historiations, 24 calendar vignettes; French Gothic style.
Artists: Various Rouenais artists, one from the workshop of the Master of Morgan 85, another closer to the workshop of the Master of Morgan 96.
In 1982, Plummer identified the Master of Morgan 96 and the Master of Morgan 366 (cf. his Last flowering). In 1993, Avril and Reynaud renamed the Master of Morgan 96 and the Master of Morgan 366 as a single artist or workshop named Le Maître de Jean Charpentier (cf. Les manuscripts à peintures en France, 1440-1520). In 2004, Roger S. Wieck disputed this blending of the Masters of Morgan 96 and 366 into a single entity, and continued to support the distinction between the Master of Morgan 96 and the Master of Morgan 366 (cf. "Post Poyet" in Excavating the medieval image, p. 252-253).

Script: 
bastarda
Language: 
Latin and Middle French
Classification: