Holding institution title: Book of Hours
Holding institution classification: Book of Hours
Holding institution location: New York, NY
Digitization status: Partially digitized
Country of production: France
City or region of production: Rouen
Illumination contents: Arms of William Porter (sable and three bells argent), porcupine wearing collar and leash, Arms of William Porter (sable and three bells argent), porcupine wearing collar and leash, Trinity, Annunciation, Nativity, Resurrection, Ascension of Christ, Coronation of the Virgin, St. Michael, Archangels Gabriel and Michael and Raphael with a seraph, St. John the Baptist, Combined Arms of William Porter and wife of the Fraunceis family, St. Peter, St. Paul, St. Andrew, Porcupine, St. John the Evangelist, St. James Major, St. Thomas, Sts. Philip and James Minor, St. Matthew, Sts. Simon and Jude, St. Mark, St. Luke painting the Virgin, St. Barnabas, The Three Magi, St. Christopher, St. George, St. Edmund, St. Stephen, St. Julian, St. Richard, St. Sebastian, St. Fabian, St. Thomas à Becket murdered before high altar, St. Jambert, St. Augustine, St. Adrian, St. Dunstan, St. John of Beverly, St. John of Bridlington, St. William of York, St. Cuthbert, St. Leonard, St. Martin, St. Erkenwald, St. Alban, St. Anthony the Great, St. Anthony tempted with food, St. Paul as Hermit, Sts. Paul and Anthony fed by a raven, St. Wandregisil, St. Blasius, St. Gregory, St. Quintin, St. Maurice, St. Vincent, St. Anne and the Virgin, St. Elizabeth and John the Baptist, St. Catherine of Alexandria, St. Margaret and the Dragon, St. Juliana, St. Barbara, St. Winifrede, St. Etheldrede, St. Radegund, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Mary of Egypt, St. Edith, St. Agatha, St. Frideswide, St. Justina, St. Genevieve, St. Sitha, St. Petronilla, Owner portrait with arms of William Porter, Virgin and Child enthroned, Visitation with Joseph, Flagellation, Crucifixion, Descent from the Cross, Entombment, Office of the Dead, St. Jerome
Text contents: Calendar, Prayer to the Trinity, Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Dead, Suffrages
Personalization: A portrait of the original owner (male) occurs on f. 84v accompanied by his arms (sable, three bells argent). He is wearing a blue cloak and a collar of an order of chivalry. This, in addition to four pictures of porcupines, may imply that he was a member of the Order of the Porcupine (instituted in 1393 by Louis of France, Duke of Orleans). The Order of the Porcupine consisted of 25 knights whose robes included cloaks of blue velvet and collars formed by triple chains of gold adorned with a porcupine.
Binding original?: No
Binding description: 15th-century doeskin over boards with remains of rose velvet under the bosses; previously in brown morocco case lettered: The Kildare Book of Hours = French MS on vellum – Saec. XV.
Folio height (in centimeters): 26.9
Folio width (in centimeters): 18.8