Book of Hours

Record ID: 
77015
Accession number: 
MS M.59
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Bruges, Belgium, ca. 1470.
Binding: 
Black leather with metal bosses in black morocco case lattered: Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis - manuscript sur velin du Xve siècle - miniatures grisaille - Ecole de Bruges.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
183 leaves (1 column, 16 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 100 x70 mm
Provenance: 
Arms of the first owner on fol. 13v (gules a chief or (the chief twice the normal size); according to binder, these arms borne by the families du Frasne of Hainaut and Hortenels, de or van Lille and van-Nieuwland of Flanders); bought July 21, 1894 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. 88; 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 Belgium, perhaps Bruges, ca. 1470.
Decoration: 16 grisaille miniatures, heightened with color.
Artist: workshop of Guillaume Vrelant.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: