Book of Hours

Record ID: 
77017
Accession number: 
MS M.62
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1500.
Binding: 
19th-century (?) green velvet with silver corners and clasp.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
176 leaves (1 column, 18 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 190 x 130 mm
Provenance: 
Owned (16th century) by P. Bohan and (ca. 1600?) by De Vergeur Cramaille of Saint-Souplet; J.S. Burra sale (London, May 12, 1897, no. 301) to Pickering; bought (June 8, 1897) 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. 53; 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 Reims (Hours of the Virgin); written and illuminated in France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1500.
Text ends on fol. 167, but the following 9 fol. are ruled and foliated.
Decoration: 15 large miniatures, 19 small miniatures, 24 calendar illustrations.
Artist: in the Bourdichon tradition.

Script: 
bastarda
Language: 
Latin and French