Book of Hours

Record ID: 
76917
Accession number: 
MS M.1093
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Rouen, France, ca. 1470.
Binding: 
French 16th-century olive brown calf, gilt-tooled, oval stamp of the Crucifixion on front panel; Annunciation on back panel; name of owner Jacqueline de la Haye stamped in gold front and back.
Credit: 
Gift of Beatrice Bishop Berle, 1993.
Description: 
178 leaves (1 column, 16 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 185 x 135 mm
Provenance: 
According to inscriptions on inside front cover owned by Gilles Vaillant, provost of Beauvais and later fiscal attorney for the tribunals of Beauvais and Gerberoy; his gift (ca. 1580) to his wife Johanne Vaillant; passed to his grandson Gilles Vaillant; given to the latter's wife Jacqueline de la Haye, for whom the binding was made; Nicolas Vaillant, fiscal attorney to Augustin Potier (bishop and count of Beauvais) given to his wife Marguerite du Fay in 1621; Courtlandt F. Bishop (1870-1935); his estate sale (New York, Anderson Galleries, April 1938, lot 1417) to Beatrice Bishop Berle.
Notes: 

Ms. book of hours for the use of Rouen (Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Dead); calendar in French; written and illuminated in Rouen, France, ca. 1470.
Decoration: 16 large miniatures with full inhabited borders.
Artist: Master of the Rouen Échevinage.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin and French
Classification: