Breviary

Record ID: 
77086
Accession number: 
MS M.75
Title: 
Breviary
Created: 
Paris, France, ca. 1350.
Binding: 
English 19th-century brown blind-tooled morocco lettered: Breviarium Romanum. Ms. XIII saec., enclosed in dark purple morocco case by Marguerite Duprez Lahey.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
590 leaves (2 columns, 31 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 188 x 125 mm
Provenance: 
Library of Edwin H. Lawrence, F.S.A.; his sale May 1892, no. 88; William Morris; Richard Bennett (purchased from Morris's estate, 1897); Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 12; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. breviary for the use of Rome, Franciscan rite; written and illuminated in Paris, France, ca. 1350.
73 miniatures, 24 calendar illustrations, bas-de-page compositions with hybrids and grotesques.
Artist: various artists working in the style of Jean Pucelle.
François Avril has suggested a relationship to the work of Artist D in Paris, Bibl. Nationale, ms. fr. 167 and to Stockholm, Bibl. Royale, ms. A.165.
Revised: 2015

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Classification: