Book of Hours

Record ID: 
76969
Accession number: 
MS M.173
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Rennes, France, ca. 1430.
Binding: 
Black levant morocco elaborately tooled in gold by Marguerite Duprez Lahey, 1911; in slip case (formerly bound in red velvet).
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, 1902.
Description: 
149 leaves (1 column, 13 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 211 x 160 mm.
Provenance: 
Catalogue number 2013 written in item; 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. 36; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. book of hours for the use of Pol de Léon; written and illuminated in Brittany, France, probably Rennes, ca. 1430.
Decoration: 12 large miniatures surrounded by elaborate borders, kneeling female owner portrait on fol. 16.
Artists: 2 unidentified artists, probably working in Brittany in the second quarter of the 15th century.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: