G.55, The Morgan Library & Museum

Holding institution title: Hours of Pierre de Bosredont

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: New York, NY

URL: https://www.themorgan.org/collection/Hours-of-Pierre-de-Bosredont


Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1440-1490

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Rome

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Langres

Illumination contents: Annunciation, Crucifixion, Christ Carrying the Cross, Holy Lamb and Evangelist Symbols, Trinity enthroned, St. John the Evangelist, Vision of the Virgin, Owner portrait of Pierre de Bosredont kneeling before Virgin and Child, Five Standing Male Saints, Christ Nailed to the Cross, Crucifixion, Flagellation, Pentecost, Dove of the Holy Spirit, Christ Crowned with Thorns, Ecce Homo, Annunciation, Visitation, Crucifixion with Mary and John, Harrowing of Hell, Nativity, Christ on Gethsemane, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Resurrection, Presentation in the Temple, Adoration of the Magi, Massacre of the Innocents, Flight into Egypt, St. Michael and the Dragon, Last Judgment, St. Andrew, Flagellation of Christ, Christ before Pilate, Entombment, Lamentation, Trinity enthroned, Female owner portrait before Virgin and Child with St. Anne, Crucifixion, Owner portrait of Pierre de Bosredont before St. John the Baptist, St. George and the Dragon, St. Peter, St. Anthony, St. Francis, St. Barbara, St. Sebastian, St. Margaret and the Dragon, Flight into Egypt, St. Eligius, St. Florentinus, St. Hubert, Owner portrait of Pierre de Bosredont Hunting, Five male saints, St. Laurence, Christ Disrobed before Crucifixion, Five female saints, St. Catherine, St. Roch and the Angel, Crucifixion, Nativity, Betrayal, Christ Before Pilate, Flagellation, Female Saint reading in landscape, St. Caesarius, Male saint (Stephen?), St. John the Baptist, Arms of Pierre de Bosredont, Martyrdom of a bishop, Franciscan kneeling before St. James of the Marches, St. Claudius, Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Fiacre, Last Judgment, Entry into Jerusalem, Battle of the Knights of Rhodes against the Turks

Text contents: Added familial notes, Astrological Chart, Golden Number Chart, Calendar, Gospel Sequences, Prayer for Confession, Mass of the Virgin, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Office of the Dead, Obsecro te, Suffrages, Prayers, List of Crusader Commanders “Sensuyvent les noms des freres commandeurs de lordre saint iehan de rodes”, Additional prayers in Latin

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Pierre de Bosredont (original male owner, Grand Prior of the Champagne for the Knights of Rhodes) pictured kneeling before Virgin and Child on f. 19v, before John the Baptist on f. 113v, and hunting on f. 125r. Owner portrait (female) pictured kneeling before the Virgin and Child with St. Anne on f. 112v. Arms of Pierre de Bosredont (quarterly vair and gules) and his motto (Di Chosson de Niboro), the Arms of the Knights of Rhodes (gules, a cross argent), arms incorporating those of the Knigthts of Rhodes (quarterly, 1 and 4 gules, a cross argent, 2 and 3 argent, a chief dancettée gultes) and the love-knotted initials A and P appear on many pages throughout the manuscript. The manuscript is also personalized by an uncommon miniature of the Battle of the Knights of Rhodes against the Turks on f. 140v.

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Guillaume Hugueniot

Patron: Pierre de Bosredont


Binding original?: No

Binding description: White doeskin, in full dark blue morocco bookform folding case lined in velvet, by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, London, 1959.

Folio height (in centimeters): 15.7

Folio width (in centimeters): 11.3

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