Breviary

Record ID: 
76929
Accession number: 
MS M.463
Title: 
Breviary
Created: 
France, possibly Toulouse, ca. 1490.
Binding: 
Formerly bound in 18th century calf lettered: Breviarium Burdigalense - XIII siècle; rebound in 1920 in maroon morocco by Marguerite Duprez Lahey, with elaborate blind tooling in 14th century style.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1911.
Description: 
646 leaves (2 columns, 30 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 300 x 197 mm
Provenance: 
On several pages, the arms of the first owner, either Pierre or Antoine of the Carmain Négrepelisse family, abbots of the Cluniac Abbey of Moissac: quarterly, 1-4, argent a lion azure in an orle of eight torteaux; 2-3, gules two fesses or; manuscript still at Moissac in 1678 (Abbé de Foulhiac, Bibl. nat., ms. Lat. 9363, fol. 179v); printed by L. Delisle, Cabinet des mss., I, p. 524, note 1); belonged in the 18th century to a priest at Négrepelisse, near Montauban; bought (ca. 1890) for 3000 francs by Émile Zola; his sale (Paris, Mar. 9, 1903, no. 80) 4700 to Rahir; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Brauer in 1911; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Breviary for the use of Rome (Hours of the Virgin); calendar Cluniac for Moissac; written and illuminated in southern France, possibly Toulouse, ca. 1490.
Decoration: 110 small miniatures, 1 unfinished; marginal decoration throughout; arms of first owner on various pages: quarterly 1-4, argent a lion azure in an orle of eight torteaux; 2-3, gules two fesses or.
The illumination of M.463 is unfinished. The miniature of St. Bernard of Clairvaux on fol. 499v is unfinished; the arms of the Carmain family on fol. 514r is unfinished; some marginal decoration (including on fols. 310v, 342, 355r, 387v) is unfinished.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Classification: