Book of Hours
Northern France or Flanders, ca. 1460.
Brown morocco inlaid with two 15th-16th century brown calf panels; one stamped with a Trinity above a shield with two lions passant gardant, supported by seated griffins; the arms on this panel are those of Normandy.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
169 leaves (1 column, 15 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 164 x 110 mm
Said to have been made for Madeleine de Mailly (an inscription in a 19th century hand on fol. 1v: "Ce curieux livre d'Heures qui parâit avoirété peint pour une Madeléne de Mailly avait appartenu au Maréchal"); purchased Jan. 28, 1897 by Richard Bennett; Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 52; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. book of hours for the use of Paris; calendar for Amiens; written and illuminated in northern France or Flanders, ca. 1460.
Decoration: 38 miniatures, some partially repainted.
Artist: Rambures Master.
Latin and Middle French