Book of Hours
Lyon, France, ca. 1485
Black morocco with clasp; lettered: Horae.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), 1902.
192 leaves (1 column, 14 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 127 x 81 mm
Arms in a border (or a chevron azure, on dexter and sinister, two choughs (?) proper beaked and legged gules; in chief two mullets of 5 points azure); Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 40; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. book of hours for the use of Lyon (Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Dead); written and illuminated in Lyon, France, ca. 1485.
Decoration: 17 full-page miniatures, 18 small miniatures; French Gothic style.
Artist: Master of Guillaume Lambert.