Book of Hours

Record ID: 
77012
Accession number: 
MS M.56
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Italy, 1450-1475.
Binding: 
Black morocco with gold tooling by R.P. Chilliat in olive morocco case.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
179 leaves (1 column, 12 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 110 x 80 mm
Provenance: 
Arms of first owner (party per bend of azure and argent, the azure field bearing a swan of the second) on fol. 12; W.H. Pepys sale (London, 3 Dec. 1856, no. 593) to Sir W. Tite; his sale (London, 1874, no. 2184) to Quaritch, general catalogue 1875-1877, no. 15; general catalogue 1880, no. 69; bought Mar. 1, 1898 by 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. 90; 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 Rome (Hours of the Virgin); written and illuminated in northern Italy, ca. 1450-1475.
Decoration: 3 full-page miniatures of saints and 10 historiated initials with wide borders.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: