Book of Hours
Belgium, ca. 1470.
19th-century red morocco, lettered: Heures MSS.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
106 leaves (1 column, 20 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 210 x 140 mm
Dr. Carl-August de Madai collection (his armorial bookplate); given by him in 1813 to Dr. J.F.C. Düffer at Glauchau, near Halle (inscription on fol. 1); Duke of Hamilton Collection (not in 1882 catalogue); his sale (1889, no. 57); Berlin Kupferstichkabinett (stamp on last page); bought Mar. 24, 1896 by Richard Bennett; his Catalogue, no. 83; 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 (Hours of the Virgin); written and illuminated in Belgium, ca. 1470.
Decoration: 4 border medallions historiated with the four evangelists; 1 large historiated initial with the instruments of the Passion and the tomb; 14 other large decorated initials; borders with birds, insects, and other creatures.