Book of Hours

Record ID: 
77214
Accession number: 
MS M.255
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Winchester or Norwich, England, ca. 1450.
Binding: 
Original English sheepskin over wooden boards; in maroon morocco case lettered: The Gage Hours - Temp. Richard II.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1907.
Description: 
118 leaves (1 column, 19 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 140 x 100 mm
Provenance: 
R.G. (Richard Gage?, initials inside front cover, ca. 1500); Thomas Gage (owned Jan. 22, 1799, inscription on flyleaf and stenciled on first leaf: Sir Thos. Gage, Bart. Hengrave); not identified in the Gage sale (London, June 25, 1867); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Pearson in 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. book of hours for the use of Sarum, written and illuminated in England, in perhaps Winchester or Norwich, ca. 1450.
Decoration: 12 half-page miniatures, perhaps repainted; 130 historiated initials.

Variant Title: 

Title on case: Gage hours

Script: 
textura.
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: