Book of Hours

Record ID: 
76899
Accession number: 
MS H.2
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Netherlands, 1488.
Binding: 
Contemporary brown leather with blind-tooling and brass clasps.
Credit: 
Gift of the Heineman Foundation, 1977.
Description: 
105 leaves (1 column, 20 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 190 x 140 mm
Provenance: 
Made in 1488, probably for a resident of Haarlem (coat of arms of Haarlem on fol. 14r); a woman who has signed in a 15th or 16th century hand the front flyleaf: dit boeck hoert toe celii cegers doechter; the Dannie and Hettie Heineman Collection, deposited in the Pierpont Morgan Library in 1962.
Notes: 

Ms. book of hours for the use of Utrecht (calendar); written and illuminated in the north Netherlands in 1488.
The Hours of the Virgin are in the translation of Gerard Groote.
Decoration: 4 full-page miniatures, 4 historiated initials, numerous decorated initials, border decorations and pen flourishes throughout; Dutch Gothic style.
Artists: Sybrant or Jan Spierinck?; baguette below the text on fol. 14r signed: Spir 1488.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Dutch
Classification: