Book of Hours
Paris, France, ca. 1420.
Late-19th century gold-tooled red morocco by Rivière and Sons of London.
Gift of Beatrice Bishop Berle, 1982.
239 leaves (1 column, 15 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 180 x 132 mm
Manuel John Johnson; his sale, London, Sotheby's, May 27, 1862, lot 45; Samuel Addington; his sale, London, Sotheby's, May 24, 1886, lot 288; B.F. Stevens; Robert Hoe; his sale, New York, Anderson Auction Co., Jan. 8, 1912, lot 2471; J.F. Drake; Cortlandt F. Bishop; his sale, New York, American Art Association, Apr. 25, 1938, lot 1420, to Beatrice Bishop Berle (Mrs. Adolf A. Berle), whose children called the manuscript the "Strawberry Hours".
Ms. book of hours for the use of Paris; calendar is composite, with large number of Parisian feasts; written and illuminated in Paris, France, ca. 1420.
Illuminations: 51 large miniatures, 24 calendar illustrations, full borders on nearly every leaf.
Artists: Boucicaut Master, workshop and follower; Master of Morgan 453; and Fastolf Master (?). Fols. 79r and 89r were formerly attributed to the Fastolf Master (Plummer, Last Flowering, no. 1). Gregory Clark (Quaerendo, XXXIX, 2009, p. 274) has tentatively attributed these miniatures to the painter of the Gingins Last Judgment.
Latin and French