Breviary

Record ID: 
77301
Accession number: 
MS M.209-210
Title: 
Breviary
Created: 
Italy, perhaps Milan, ca. 1460-1470.
Binding: 
Previously in English 19th-century tan calf, blind tooled; rebound by Deborah Evetts in red morocco, gilt-tooled, Feb. 1972.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1907.
Description: 
M.209 210 leaves (2 columns, 32 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 180 x 120 mm <br>M.210 292 leaves (2 columns, 32 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 180 x 120 mm
Provenance: 
Overpainted arms on fol. 97 of M.209 : or three bends azure with a cardinal's hat, suggested to be those of Cardinal Niccolò Fieschi (Flisco), count of Lavagna; ownership stamp on flyleaf of M.209 (Lugt 642d), contemporary with the stamp of P.F. Gachet (1828-1909); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Pearson in 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. breviary for Franciscan use; written and illuminated in northern Italy, perhaps Milan, ca. 1460-1470.
Decoration - M.209: 5 historiated initials, arms on fol. 97 (a shield or, three bends azure)
Decoration - M.210: 7 historiated initials.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: