Book of Hours
Bruges, Belgium, ca. 1470.
Blond leather, gold tooled, with Crucifixion scene, scroll work, and words: Bonne Te He; brass clasps with monogram TGBF (or TGBE); France or Low Countries, ca. 1560-1590.
Gift of the Heineman Foundation, 1977.
147 leaves (1 column, 19 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 180 x 119 mm
Prunier family (18th century armorial bookplate with device: Turris Mea Deus); Libraries Lardanchet, Paris; the Dannie and Hettie Heineman Collection; deposited in the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1962.
Ms. book of hours for the use of Rome (Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Dead); calendar for Bruges; written and illuminated in Bruges, Belgium, ca. 1470.
Decoration: 15 full-page miniatures, 13 historiated initials, decorated initials and borders; Flemish Gothic style.
Artist: workshop of Guillaume Vrelant.