M.1078, The Morgan Library & Museum

Holding institution title: Book of Hours

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: New York, NY

URL: https://www.themorgan.org/manuscript/76940


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1469-1519

Language(s): Dutch

Use: Utrecht

Country of production: Netherlands

City or region of production: Northern Netherlands

Illumination contents: Annunciation, Virgin and Child in initial H, Visitation in initial G, Nativity in initial G, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple in initial G, Massacre of the Innocents in initial G, Flight into Egypt, Christ among the Doctors in initial G, Transfiguration in initial G, Mary Magdalen washing Christ’s feet, Raising of Lazarus in initial B, Christ before Caiaphas in initial G, Christ before Pilate in initial H, Christ before Herod, Flagellation of Christ, Christ crowned with thorns in initial H, Christ carrying the Cross, Crucifixion in initial H, Descent from the Cross in initial H, Pietà, Entombment in initial H, Crucifixion, Sacrifice of Isaac in initial H, Pentecost, Fall of Manna in initial H, Trinity enthroned, Fall of Rebel Angels, Mass of St. Gregory, Last supper, Crucifixion, Salvator Mundi in initial V, Virgin of Sorrows, Seven Sorrows of the Virgin, St. Anne with the Virgin and Child surrounded by angels, Virgin and Child with angels, Tree of Jesse, Virgin and Child with Sts. Catherine and Agnes, Coronation of the Virgin, Madonna of the Apocalypse, Augustus and Tiburtine Sibyl, St. Anne with Virgin and Child in initial O, Angel with female owner portrait before altar, St. Peter in initial O, St. Paul in initial O, St. Andrew in initial D, St. Sebastian, St. Francis in initial O, St. Mary Magdalen in initial O, St. Barbara in initial O, St. Margaret in initial C, Last Judgment, King David in initial H, David and Goliath, Harrowing of Hell, Job in initial S

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Virgin, Long Hours of the Cross (lacks beginning), Short Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Hours of Eternal Wisdom, Seven Prayers of Gregory the Great, Communion Prayers, Seven Last Words of Our Lord, Prayers, Short Hours of Sorrows of the Virgin, Prayers to the Virgin, Suffrages, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Offie of the Dead

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Cornelis Croesinck (d. 1519) and his second wife Hildegard van Alkemade, pictured on f. 121v. Their initials C and H are joined by love knots on the clasps of the binding. Their arms, with unidentified initials GAL on f. 109v: on the left: quartered, 1 and 4, azure, three tumblers argent, 1 and 3, gules, a lion rampant or, armed and langued azure (Croesinck); mantling, azure and argent; crest: on a torse, gules and or, a figure, or, holding up a goblet between two wings, argent; on the right: supported by a griffon, the arms argent, sable, armed and crowned, or (Alkemade) impaled by Croesinck.

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Master of Cornelis Croesinck

Patron: Cornelis Croesinck (d. 1519) and his second wife Hildegard van Alkemade, pictured on f. 121v

Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: 19th-century (?) red velvet over 15th-century brown vegetable-tanned calfskin, possibly blind-stamped, over wooden boards; covered endbands with saddle-stitching. 19th-century (?) silver-gilt catches and clasps, with initials C and H joined by a love-knot.

Folio height (in centimeters): 21.5

Folio width (in centimeters): 15

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