Book of Hours
Bruges, Belgium, ca. 1470.
19th-century green velvet, one silver clasp.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1900.
208 leaves (1 column, 15 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 100 x 70 mm
Sold (Sept. 1881) by Ellis and White to Theodore Irwin (Cat., 1887, pp. 336-337, no. 2112); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Irwin Collection in 1900; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. book of hours for the use of Rome (Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Dead); written and illuminated in Bruges, Belgium, ca. 1470.
Decoration: 14 full-page miniatures in a subdued palatte, predominantly dark blues and greys.
Artist: workshop of Guillaume Vrelant.
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