Psalter

Record ID: 
77075
Accession number: 
MS M.155
Title: 
Psalter
Created: 
Liège, Belgium, ca. 1290-1305.
Binding: 
Flemish 16th-century stamped calf, with 2 clasps, in a red morocco case lettered: Psalterium Davidis - Flemish MS on vellum c. 1340.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
168 leaves (1 column, 19 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 160 x 110 mm
Provenance: 
First owner a woman presumably named Margaret of the family des Pres, Seigneurs of Colonster, their arms (fol. 75): lozengy azure and argent, on a chief argent three martlets gules; Manuel John Johnson, astronomer, owned before 1859; his sale (London, 1862, no. 52) to Edwin H. Lawrence; his sale (London, 1892, no. 534) to Quaritch; William Morris; purchased in 1897 by Richard Bennett from Morris's estate; Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 29; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. psalter; written and illuminated in Liège, Belgium, ca. 1290-1305.
Decoration: 12 historiated initials.
Artist: attributed by Judith Oliver to Hand 2 of British Library MS Add. 28784--Cf. Gothic manuscript illumination in the diocese of Liege, c. 1250-c. 1330.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: