Book of Hours
France, ca. 1430.
Dark purple morocco, blind tooled with two clasps by Simier, lettered: Preces Piae - Manuscrit 1350.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
134 leaves (1 column, 15 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 178 x 123 mm
Owned (ca. 1825) by Coulon of Lyon (not in his sale, 1829); obtained (Apr. 4, 1893) by exchange from Ch., by Baron Jérôme Pichon; his sale (Paris, 1897, no. 28) to Belin; bought (Nov. 4, 1897) by R. 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. 76; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. book of hours for the use of Rome; possibly written and illuminated in southeastern France, ca. 1430.
Decoration: 23 miniatures, 24 calendar illustrations, 77 medallions within elaborate borders.
Artists: various unknown artists.
Latin and French