Book of hours

Accession number: 
MS M.366
Book of hours
Tours, France, ca. 1470.
French 18th-century citron morocco dentelle by Derôme le Jeune, ca. 1760; in 20th-century citron morocco case by Marguerite Duprez Lahey.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1909.
181 leaves (1 column, 17 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 147 x 99 mm
Owned ca. 1470 by the Juvénal des Ursins family; on fol. 1, arms of Juvénal des Ursins (gules, three bendlets argent; a chief per fess of the second and or, on the last a rose of the first; two lions for supporters; issuing from a wreath of the colors, a bear (urs); below a banderole with the name; above and below 5 plants, (fern, gentian, oxifrage); also in margin of fol. 67v); no. 3020 in an old catalogue; Count de Mac-Carthy sale (Paris, 1817, no. 405) to Truchy; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Olschki in 1909; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).

Book of hours for the use of Paris; calendar in French; written and illuminated in Tours, France, ca. 1470.
Decoration: 27 miniatures, 22 calendar illustrations.
Artist: Master of Morgan 366.
In 1982, Plummer identified the Master of Morgan 96 and the Master of Morgan 366 (cf. his Last flowering). In 1993, Avril and Reynaud renamed the Master of Morgan 96 and the Master of Morgan 366 as a single artist or workshop named Le Maître de Jean Charpentier (cf. Les manuscripts à peintures en France, 1440-1520). In 2004, Roger S. Wieck disputed this blending of the Masters of Morgan 96 and 366 into a single entity, and continued to support the distinction between the Master of Morgan 96 and the Master of Morgan 366 (cf. "Post Poyet" in Excavating the medieval image, p. 252-253).

Latin and Middle French