Epistle lectionary

Record ID: 
77224
Accession number: 
MS M.262
Title: 
Epistle lectionary
Created: 
France, perhaps Paris, late 17th or early 18th century.
Binding: 
Original rose velvet with silver cloth doublures and silver gilt corners, hinges and headbands with fleur-de-lis motif; in red box lettered: The Manuscript Service Book.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1907.
Description: 
24 leaves (1 column, 30 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 340 x 220 mm
Provenance: 
Executed for the use of a Dauphin of France, probably Louis, duc de Bourgogne (his arms on fol. 1), perhaps intended for use in the Church of St. Lazare; Constant Leber (after 1840; catalogue IV, 1852, p. 6-7, no. 20); his sale (Paris, Nov. 3, 1860, no. 27) to Potier; C.H.T. Hawkins; his sale (London, Christie's, July 5, 1905, no. 137) to Pearson; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Pearson in 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. epistle lectionary; written and illuminated in France, perhaps Paris, late 17th or early 18th century.
Decoration: 8 full-page flower paintings, 4 half-page flower paintings; 11 headpieces, each with a historiated vignette, 25 historiated initials, numerous decorative tailpieces and bas-de-page compositions.
Artists: attribed to Jean Baptist Monnoyer (the 8 full-page flower paintings) and Charles de la Fosse (the remaining decoration).

Script: 
Roman letters
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
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