Book of Hours
France, perhaps Tours, 1500-1525.
Red morocco over pasteboard, gold-tooled; flaps on edges, with silver clasps (top-edge flap missing); both covers and sides of flaps tooled with pious mottoes (Spes et consolatio mea Iesus et Maria; Nominatio Iesu et Maria xpiae lingue delicie), executed by Étienne Roffet for 'Peregrinus Peccator,' Paris, ca. 1540.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1900.
195 leaves (1 column, 22 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 200 x 140 mm
Binding and manuscript customized for a male patron referred to as 'Peccator' and 'Peregrinus Peccator'; depicted on fol. 185v and 187v; sold in 1863 by Ebbs to Theodore Irwin, Cat., 1887, no. 2113; 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, perhaps Tours, 1500-1525.
Decoration: 1 full-page, 14 large miniatures.
bastarda, textura, and humanistic script