Gradual

Record ID: 
77036
Accession number: 
MS M.115
Title: 
Gradual
Created: 
Dijon, France, 1470.
Binding: 
French 17th-century fol. light brown calf over heavy boards, reinforced with exterior headbands; panels and borders of plain blind tooling; marks of former metal bosses at centers and corners; in blue morocco case.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1904.
Description: 
225 leaves (1 column, 8 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 360 x 240 mm
Provenance: 
Made for the Carthusian Monastery of the Holy Trinity of Champmol at Dijon, 1470; Théophile Belin, catalogue 272 (Dec. 1902); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Pearson in 1904; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. gradual for use in Chartreuse de Champmol (the Carthusian Monastery of the Holy Trinity of Champmol at Dijon, France); written and illuminated at the monastery in 1470.
Colophon on fol. 225 reads: Correctus est super quatuor libros et cum illus qui fuit correctus in Cartusia. Iste liber est domus sancte trinitas ordinis cartusiensis propre Divionem qui completus fuit in dicta domo anno domini M.CCCC.̊ IXX;̊ all words after "fuit" are in different ink, over an erasure.
Decoration: 2 historiated initials, 6 borders illuminated with the arms of the monastery and of its founder, Philip le Hardi, Duke of Burgundy, impaled with those of his wife; innumerable penwork initials decorated with grotesque and caricatured busts, small animals, and hybrids, lightly tinted with yellow, green, and rose wash. Arms of the monastery on fol. 107 and 188v (quarterly Burgundy modern and ancient, supported by 2 lions).

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Classification: