Book of Hours
Belgium, perhaps Tournai, 1480s.
20th-century (?) blue velvet in blue morocco case, incorrectly labeled: The Duc de Gueldres Prayerbook - circa 1446.
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 19084.
137 leaves (1 column, 22 lines), bound : vellum, ill. ; 160 x 120 mm
Frémont (18th century); Charles Lormier collection (not traced in his sales, Paris, 1901-1907); purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) from Pearson in 1908; J.P. Morgan (1867-1943).
Ms. book of hours for the use of Rome (Hours of the Virgin); written and illuminated in Belgium, perhaps Tournai, in the 1480s.
Decoration: 28 miniatures.
Title on case: Duc de Gueldres prayerbook