H.8, The Morgan Library & Museum

Holding institution title: Hours of Henry VIII

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: New York, NY

URL: https://www.themorgan.org/collection/Hours-of-Henry-VIII


Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1475 -1525

Language(s): Latin

Use: Rome

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Tours

Illumination contents: Feasting, January saints, Aquarius, Warming before the fire, February saints, Pisces, Pruning vines and mending a fence, March saints, Aries, Lovers with flowers, April Saints, Taurus, Lovers with branches of foliage, May saints, Gemini, Making hay, June saints, Cancer, Reaping wheat, July saints, Leo, Threshing, August saints, Virgo, Making wine, September saints, Libra, Sowing and plowing, October saints, Scorpio, Tending hogs and knocking down acorns, November saints, Sagittarius, Slaughtering a hog, December saints, Capricorn, St. John, St. John boiled in oil, St. Luke, Annunciation, St. Matthew, Journey of the three Magi, St. Mark writing, Christ preaching mission of apostles, Christ before fallen soldiers, Holy family, Angels making music, Pietà, Descent from the Cross, Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Massacre of the Innocents, Christ carrying the Cross, Pentecost, David giving letter to Uriah, Job on Dunghill with three friends, Feast in House of the Rich Man with Lazarus at the Door, Lazarus in heaven and Dives in hell, Mass of St. Gregory, St. Jerome in the Wilderness, Trinity, Angels adoring, St. Michael piercing demon, Demons in hell, St. John baptizing Christ, St. John the Baptist preaching in the wilderness, St. John the Evangelist descending into his tomb, Seven-headed apocalyptic dragon and St. John with poison cup, Sts. Peter and Paul watching Simon Magus falling, St. Paul beheaded and St. Peter crucified, Hermogenes before St. James, St. James beheaded, St. Philip exorcising demon from statue of Mars, St. Philip baptizing, St. Christopher at wayside cross, St. Christopher carrying Christ child, St. Sebastian pierced with arrows, Body of St. Sebastian thrown into Cloaca Maxima, St. Claude raising dead man, People worshipping on reliquary shrine on altar, St. Adrian dismembered while seated in anvil, Jailer before prison with saints, St. Nicholas bestowing dowries on daughters of poor noblemen, St. Nicholas raising three youths, Temptation of St. Anthony, St. Anthony and pig with bell in wilderness, Stigmatization of St. Francis, Friars’ vision of St. Francis taken to heaven in fiery chariot, St. Anthony and ass kneeling before host, St. Anthony preaching, St. Anne teaching the Virgin to read, Virgin entering temple, St. Mary Magdalene anointing Christ, Levitation of St. Mary Magdalene, St. Catherine and wheel, St. Catherine beheaded, St. Margaret Spinning and tending sheep while Olibrius and retinue pass on horseback, St. Margaret and the dragon, St. Barbara beheaded, St. Barbara by tower with group of soldiers, St. Martha taming the Tarasque, St. Martha preaching, All Saints, Saints in indoor setting

Text contents: Calendar, Gospel Sequences, Passion According to John, Obsecro te, Stabat Mater, Prayers to the Virgin, Hours of the Virgin, Short Hours of the Cross, Short Hours of the Holy Spirit, Penitential Psalms, Office of the Dead, Mass of St. Gregory, Suffrages, Various prayers to be said primarily in the morning, Athanasian Creed

Hours intercalated?:



Illuminator: Jean Poyer



Binding original?: No

Binding description: 18th-century red velvet and silver clasps, with royal English arms and monogram H(enricus) 8 R(ex).

Folio height (in centimeters): 25.6

Folio width (in centimeters): 18

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