Book of Hours
Lorraine, France, 1490-1495.
18th-century red velvet with roll-tooled borders, yellow silk doublures, two silver clasps (one missing).
Purchased through the Herzog Fund; 1982.
191 leaves (1 column, 18 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 154 x 108 mm
James Skene; John M. Gray; London, Sotheby's, June 22, 1982, lot 95.
Ms. book of hours for the use of Rome (Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Dead); written and illuminated in Lorraine, France, ca. 1490-1495.
Decoration: 4 large miniatures, 10 historiated initials, full borders on miniature pages; unidentified arms of former, and perhaps the original, owner on fol. 25v: azure, or a mount in base vert a pine tree proper, in dexter an escallop or, in sinister a lion rampant or, toothed, tongued; French Gothic style.
Artists: Georges Trubert and the Artist of Additions to Morgan 263.