Book of Hours

Accession number: 
MS M.248
Book of Hours
Angers, France, between 1465 and 1470.
20th-century red velvet in citron morocco case by Marguerite Duprez Lahey; lettered: Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis - Angers, c. 1480.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1902.
130 leaves (1 column, 16 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 144 x 101 mm
Written and illuminated for a member of the Jagu de Kerlivio family of Brittany (his arms, sable 3 fasces or on fol. 19); used, 1536-1538 for birth and death entries; William Bragge Collection (Leeds exhibition, 1868, no. 546?); his sale (London, 1876, no. 349) to Ellis and White; James Salkeld Burra sale (London, May 12, 1897, no. 300) to Pickering for Richard Bennett; Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 65; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).

Book of hours for the use of Angers; written and illuminated in Angers, France, ca. 1465, and Bourges, France, ca. 1470.
Decoration: 30 large miniatures, 24 calendar illustrations.
Artists: two different artists in two campaigns; the first artist, working in Angers, was a follower of the Master of Jouvenal des Ursins group; the second artist, working in and a native of Bourges, is Jean Colombe.

Latin and French