Book of Hours

Record ID: 
76859
Accession number: 
MS M.27
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
France, probably Rouen, ca. 1420-1430.
Binding: 
Resewn and marbled end papers added ca. 1830; orange morocco by Marguerite Duprez Lahey, in red morocco case.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), 1900.
Description: 
198 leaves (2 columns, 23 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 208 x 145 mm.
Provenance: 
Original patron was a member of the Guerin (Garin) family, probably Jean, canon of Rouen Cathedral, master of arts, doctor of canon law, and one of the judges at the trial of Joan of Arc; arms of the Garins of Rouen (gules, two cockle-shells or in chief and a heart argent in point) found on several fol., as well as an unidentified personal device G.O.B.Y.; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Irwin Collection in 1900; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. book of hours for the use of Rouen; calendar also has feasts for Cambrai, Tournai, and Utrecht; written and illuminated in France, probably Rouen, ca. 1420-1430.
Decoration: 9 miniatures, 69 historiated initials, 24 calendar illustrations; male owner portrait kneeling before Saint Catherine on fol. 40v.
The illumination of M.27 is unfinished. On fol. 159r the historiated initial D with St. Veronica has not been completed.
Artist: all miniatures and marginal figures executed by the Fastolf Master, also known as Master of Sir John Fastolf.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Classification: