Book of Hours

Record ID: 
77105
Accession number: 
MS M.227
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Ferrara, Italy, ca. 1461.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
148 leaves (1 column, 18 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 135 x 97 mm
Provenance: 
Commissioned by a member of the Falletti family of Ferrara, their arms (or three balls gules, two and one (for one and two) on a chief of the second a lion passant or within a border of the second) on fol. 13; Henry Gee Barnard (ca. 1830); purchased by Richard Bennett on Oct. 30, 1896; Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 91; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. book of hours for the use of Rome (Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Cross, Office of the Dead); written and illuminated in Ferrara, Italy, ca. 1461.
Decoration: 4 pages with historiated initials and text framed by elaborate historiated borders.
Artist: Taddeo Crivelli.
English 19th-century green morocco with stamp of Henry Gee Barnard on the upper cover; lower cover reads: Missale Romanum sec. XV.

Script: 
textura.
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
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