Book of hours

Record ID: 
77002
Accession number: 
MS M.73
Title: 
Book of hours
Created: 
Paris, France, ca. 1475.
Binding: 
Green velvet (2 clasps) in green morocco case lettered: Horae Beatae Virginis Mariae - French Ms. C. 1470.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
144 leaves (1 column, 18 lines), bound : vellum, ill. : 140 x 98 mm
Provenance: 
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. 50; 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 Paris (Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Dead); written and illuminated in Paris, France, ca. 1475.
Decoration: 12 large miniatures, 3 small miniatures, 24 calendar illustrations.
Artist: Maître François (tentatively identified with François le Barbier [or François Le Barbier] pè̀re [father], active 1455-ca. 1480; (see Mathieu Deldicque, Revue d'art, no. 183/2014-1, p. 9-18).
Thromas Kren has attributed the script to Jean Dubreuil who signed the colophon of the Hours of Jacques of Langeac in 1466 (Lyons, Bibl. municipale, MS 5154, fol. 194), a manuscript also by the Maître François; (see Thomas Kren, "Seven Illuminated Books of Hours written by the Parisian scribe Jean Dubreuil, c. 1475-1485," Reading Texts and Images, 2002, p. 158).

Script: 
bastarda
Language: 
Latin
Classification: