Book of Hours

Record ID: 
76855
Accession number: 
MS M.172
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Rouen, France, ca. 1470-1480
Binding: 
19th-century red velvet with gilt metal clasps and corners, two center pieces representing the Bearing of the Cross and the Child Jesus on clouds with cross and chalice.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
118 leaves (1 column, 16 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 220 x 150 mm
Provenance: 
Purchased by Richard Bennett, Jan. 31, 1893; Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 56; 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 Lisieux (Hours of the Virgin) and Sarum/Rouen (Office of the Dead, calendar); written and illuminated in Rouen, France, ca. 1470-1480.
Artist: Workshop of the Master of the Rouen Échevinage.
Decoration: 8 large miniatures.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Classification: