Book of Hours
Paris, France, ca. 1520.
Original rose velvet in rose morocco solander case.
Purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) in 1919.
150 leaves (1 column, 22 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 165 x 95 mm
Owned (ca. 1700) by J. Gee Smyth, clerk, of St. Gregory, Norwich; William Bragge sale (London, 1876, no. 220) to Quaritch for H. Huth (Catalogue, 1880, pp. 726-727); A. H. Huth sale (London, 1913, III, no. 3801) to Quaritch; purchased by J.P. Morgan (1867-1943) from Quaritch in 1919.
Book of hours for the use of Rome (Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Dead); written and illuminated in Paris, France, ca. 1520.
Artist: a follower of the Master of Petrarch's Triumphs.
Decoration: 7 full-page, 9 large, and 3 small miniatures, 24 calendar illustrations; executed in grisaille, with touches of gold.
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