Apocalypse

Record ID: 
77026
Accession number: 
MS M.133
Title: 
Apocalypse
Created: 
Paris, France, ca. 1415.
Binding: 
Formerly in black morocco, now in 19th-century orange velvet with chased silver corners and clasp, probably English, in green morocco case.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1910.
Description: 
87 leaves (2 columns, 29-30 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 302 x 208 mm
Provenance: 
Made for Jean, Duc de Berry, ca. 1415 (his erased ownership inscription; not in Berry inventories); owned in the 16th century by a member of the Mauvoisin (Malvoisin) family of Berry (inscriptions on fol. 86v and 87); long preserved in the family of the comtes de La Tour Du Pin; comte de N... (Nadaillac) sale (Paris, Apr. 7, 1879, no. 2787); sold (Sept. 1881) by Ellis and White to Theodore Irwin (Catalogue, 1887, p. 7 no. 40); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Irwin Collection in 1900; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. Apocalypse; written and illuminated in Paris, France, ca. 1415.
Decoration: 85 large miniatures.
Artist: Master of the Berry Apocalypse.
Fols. 1r-86r are excerpts of the Apocalypse written in French, accompanied by Berengaudus's commentary, Expositio super septem visiones libri Apocalypsis.
Revised: 2015

Script: 
bastarda
Language: 
French
Century: 
Classification: