Book of Hours

Accession number: 
MS G.55
Book of Hours
Langres, France, ca. 1465.
White doeskin, in full dark blue morocco bookform folding case lined in velvet, by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, London, 1959.
Gift of the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection, 1984.
150 leaves (1 column, 18 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 157 x 113 mm
Manuscript made for Pierre de Bosredont, Grand Prior in the Champagne for the Knights of Rhodes; his arms (quarterly vair and gules), his motto (di chosson de niboro), the arms of the Knights of Rhodes (gules, a cross argent), arms incorporating those of the Knights of Rhodes (quarterly, 1 and 4 gules, a cross argent, 2 and 3 argent, a chief dancettée gules), and the love-knotted initials A and P on many pages throughout manuscript, the arms of his children (?) on fol. 135v-136, and his portrait on fol. 19, 113v, and 125; overpainted (?) arms on 44v (quarterly or and gules) and 125v (gules, three chevrons vair); Galope family of Moulins (1572-86); E.C.W. and J.S. Rudge; their sale, London, Sotheby's, June 15, 1959, lot 159; purchased there by Maggs Brothers Ltd., London for William S. Glazier (1907-1962), New York; deposited in the Pierpont Morgan Library by the Trustees of the William S. Glazier Collection in 1963.

Ms. book of hours for the use of Rome; written and illuminated in Langres, France, ca. 1465.
Decoration: 36 original miniatures; 4 border roundels; 24 calendar illustrations; 1 miniature painted in later (fol. 135v); 4 other leaves and 33 miniatures and numerous architectural fragments cut from several manuscripts and pasted; one small miniature from a Burgundian book of hours of ca. 1470, the rest from a Dutch book of hours dated 1529 on the pasted-in miniature on fol. 30; the additions were made after this date, probably while in the hands of the Galope family of Moulins (1572-1586); full illuminated borders on most pages; illuminated initials and line endings; arms of Bosredont in most borders; name and motto, "di chosson de niboro," in many borders and miniatures; initial of first name often knotted to that of wife, A & P.
Artist: Guillaume Hugueniot.

textura and bastarda.
Latin and French