Book of Hours
Delft, Netherlands, ca. 1440.
Dutch 16th-century brown calf over wooden boards, blind-tooled front and back with acorns in center panel, 2 heart-shaped silver clasps and catches; lettered on back: HORAE - DUTCH - UTRECHT.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
236 leaves (1 column, 17 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 130 x 93 mm
Possibly executed for the Augustinian nuns of St. Agnes in Delft; unidentified initials (S. H.) of a previous owner on fol. 1; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Rossi in 1909; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Book of hours for the use of Windesheim; written and illuminated in Delft, the Netherlands, ca. 1440.
Scribe: 3 different scribes.
In the Gerard Groote translation.
Decoration: 9 grisaille miniatures with touches of gold, executed on separate vellum leaves and inserted, 13 large miniatures with borders.
Artist: one of the Masters of the Delft Grisailles.
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