Book of Hours
Angers or Tours, France, ca. 1460.
English 19th-century green morocco tooled to imitate French 16th century binding and lettered: Missale Romanum - Sec. XV; rebound by Marguerite Duprez Lahey in full green morocco, 1945.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
297 leaves (1 column, 14 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 105 x 74 mm
Henry Gee Barnard Collection; bought (Dec. 31, 1895) 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. 44; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. book of hours for the use of Paris (Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Dead); calendar in French; written and illuminated in Angers or Tours, France, ca. 1460.
Artist: two or more artists from the Jouvenel des Ursins Group working in the characteristic Jean Fouquet manner.
Decoration: 30 large miniatures.
Latin and Middle French