Book of Hours
Paris, France, ca. 1470-1480.
English 19th-century diced Russia, lettered: MSS. de Courtenay.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) before 1913.
148 leaves (1 column, 17 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 180 x 140 mm
Executed for P.C.D.M. (De Ricci), arms on fol. 13: or a lion rampant gules, on a rounded canton azure a mullet or, on fol. 145 the same arms with the motto Desir sans Vanité written above it and 4 monograms, two above and two below it; François César Le Tellier, marquis de Courtanvaux; his sale (Paris, 1782? 1783?, no. 37); Sotheby's sale (London, Dec. 1, 1896, no. 478) to Fletcher; Sotheby's sale (July 3, 1899, no. 1646) to Potter; Sotheby's sale (London, Mar. 17, 1902, no.936) to Selby; Sotheby's sale (London, Dec. 11, 1903, no. 679) to Carroll, wrongly described as Courtenay hours; purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Pearson before 1913; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. book of hours, undetermined use; perhaps written and illuminated in Paris, France, ca. 1470-1480.
Decoration: 8 miniatures.
Latin and French