Book of Hours

Record ID: 
77120
Accession number: 
MS M.256
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Lombardy, Italy, ca. 1475-1500.
Binding: 
French 16th-century brown morocco, gold-tooled to a Clovis Eve pattern, with the names A. Chausson and M. Duparquet.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1907.
Description: 
233 leaves (1 column, 13 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 110 x 80 mm
Provenance: 
French royal arms on inside front and back covers and on fol. 18v, apparently added at a later date than the manuscript's execution; Sotheby's sale (London, Mar. 15, 1907, no. 458, pl.) to Quaritch; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Pearson in 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Book of hours for the use of Rome (Hours of the Virgin); written and illuminated in Lombardy, Italy, ca. 1475-1500.
Decoration: 1 half-page miniatures, 16 historiated initials; both miniatures and initials framed by full-page borders incorporating jewels, foliage, putti, birds, and animals.
Artist: illumination attributed to the Lombard Venturino di Mercati.

Script: 
Italian textura
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: