Book of Hours

Record ID: 
77406
Accession number: 
MS M.316
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Tournai, Belgium, ca. 1470.
Binding: 
Original Flemish, dark brown calf, blind-tooled with four panels having the inscription: Sancta Maria Mat.; four brass bosses.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1907.
Description: 
144 leaves (1 column, 21 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 220 x 150 mm
Provenance: 
Gerard Le Louchier (16th century inscription on fol. 146v, last flyleaf: Gerar. Le Loucier seigneur de (Costantin?), motto: Cest mon desir / A dieu servir / pour acquerir / son doulz plaisir; his arms, which are those of the Le Louchier familiy of Tournai); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Canessa in 1907; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Notes: 

Ms. book of hours for the use of Rome (Hours of the Virgin); written and illuminated in Tournai, Belgium, ca. 1470.
Decoration: 14 full-page miniatures, 18 small miniatures, 12 historiated initials.

Script: 
textura
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: