Book of Hours

Record ID: 
77108
Accession number: 
MS M.161
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
France, perhaps Tours, ca. 1465.
Binding: 
17th-century black leather with corner fleurons in gold; in blue morocco case lettered: Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis - French - Le Mans - 1480-90.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
Description: 
138 leaves (1 column, 15 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 190 x 130 mm
Provenance: 
Arms added (ca. 1850) on flyleaf (azure, 3 pyramids of six besants; a chief of the second); Howell Wills sale (London, 1894, no. 717) to Pickering; bought (Feb. 4, 1895) by Richard Bennett; his Catalogue, no. 38; 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 Le Mans (Hours of the Virgin) and Tours (Office of the Dead); calendar in Middle French; written and illuminated in France, perhaps Tours, ca. 1465.
Decoration: 10 miniatures; the first 2 pages have a 17th-century added title and coat of arms.
Artist: unidentified French artist.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin and Middle French