Book of Hours
Belgium, perhaps Bruges, ca. 1420.
Rebound in red goatskin in 2012; formerly in 19th-century green velvet (rebacked) with silver corners and clasp (housed separately).
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913), 1902.
318 leaves (1 column, 18 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 116 x 88 mm
Obtained in Apr. 1895 from Germany by William Morris (1834-1896); Richard Bennett (1844-1900); Catalogue of manuscripts and early printed books from the libraries of William Morris, Richard Bennett, Bertram, fourth Earl of Ashburnham, and other sources, no. 85; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) with the Bennett Collection in 1902; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. book of hours for as yet undetermined use; written and illuminated in Belgium, perhaps in Bruges, ca. 1420.
Decoration: 26 full-page miniatures; marginal illustration throughout; Flemish Gothic style.
Artist: a master of the Gold Scrolls group.
Latin and Dutch