Book of Hours
Netherlands, ca. 1500.
18th-century Belgian calf.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, 1902.
161 leaves (1 column, 20 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 190 x 130 mm.
Neltghen Huyberts van Cuylenbuyrch in 1531; Beauharnais book plate with the inscription: N. Heijhbrouck F: Graveur de sa Majesté on the second front flyleaf; J. de Vass (?), 18th century; William Bragge sale (London, 1876, no. 479) to Miller; Howell Wills sale (London, 1894, no. 719) to Pickering; bought by Richard Bennett Feb. 4, 1895; Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 81; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. book of hours for the use of Rome; written and illuminated in the southern Netherlands, ca. 1500.
The Dutch is in the translation of Gerard Groote.
The text of M.156 is unfinished. Portion of text at end is missing, the last prayer being unfinished.
Decoration: 3 full-page miniatures, 28 small miniatures, 8 historiated initials, 5 historiated borders, 75 border vignettes.
Latin and Dutch