Book of Hours
France, probably Mons, between 1490 and 1500.
Dutch 17th-century red velvet with silver clasp having initials J.R. on back and a small lion at center.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1900.
262 leaves (1 column, 14 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 133 x 96 mm
Owned in 1663 by Boudens Van der Bürch, his signature and date on fol. 12v, 20, 72, and 261v; Ellis and White, London, 1881; Theodore Irwin, Oswego, New York, cat. 1887 pp. 334-336, no. 2111; 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 France, probably Mons, ca. 1490-1500.
Decoration: 12 large miniatures, 18 half-page miniatures, 7 historiated initials, 3 historiated borders; in grisaille, heightened with gold, green and blue.
Artist: circle of the Master of Antoine Rolin.
Latin and French