Book of Hours

Record ID: 
77109
Accession number: 
MS M.220
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Rouen, France, ca. 1500.
Binding: 
Wooden boards and 17th-century French red morocco in the Le Gascon style.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) before 1913.
Description: 
111 leaves (1 column, 16 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 190 x 140 mm
Provenance: 
Owned (16th century) by De La Saussaye and (18th century) by Cremeur de Menou; given (1809) by Mlle. de Rougerie to Pothain de La Saussaye; armorial bookplate of Foucher family (between 1815 and 1848): or a bend, the upper edge engrailled, sable; motto: per ardua gradior; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) through Pearson before 1913; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. book of hours for the use of Rouen (Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Dead, calendar); written and illuminated in Rouen, France, ca. 1500.
Decoration: 15 large miniatures, 5 border historiations.
Artists: late followers of the Master of the Rouen Échevinage.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin and Middle French
Classification: