Book of Hours

Record ID: 
77415
Accession number: 
MS M.305
Title: 
Book of Hours
Created: 
Florence, Italy, ca. 1495.
Binding: 
Previously in red velvet; rebound in 20th-century tan morocco, gold-tooled to an intricate "jeu de filets", doublures with wide grolieresque borders, in half-tan morocco chemise; in marbled paper slipcase, lettered: OFFICIUM / ITALIAN / FLORENTINE / C. 1500.
Credit: 
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1907.
Description: 
271 leaves (1 column, 12 lines), bound : vellum, ill. 130 x 90 mm
Provenance: 
Executed in Florence, ca. 1495, for a member of the Bartolini-Salimbeni families (arms on fol. 17v and 18: gules a lion rampant per fesse indented sable and argent, for argent and sable; argent three bends counter-embattled gules); M. Preaux of Paris (1845); J. Rutter (South Kensington Museum loan exhibition, 1862, no. 6883); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Rahir of Paris 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 Florence, Italy, ca. 1495.
Decoration: 6 full-page miniatures, 6 historiated initials, 20 border vignettes, 10 full borders with putti, 1 full border with skulls, 1 full border with grotesques and winged putti heads.
Artist: attributed by Mirella Levi d'Ancona (in conversation with William Voelkle in 1971) to Stefano di Tommaso Lunetti.

Script: 
humanistic script
Language: 
Latin
Century: 
Classification: