M.50, The Morgan Library & Museum

Holding institution title: Prayer book of Anne de Bretagne

Holding institution classification: Prayer book

Holding institution location: New York, NY

URL: https://www.themorgan.org/collection/prayer-book-of-anne-de-bretagne/1


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1467-1520

Language(s): Latin


Country of production: France

City or region of production: Tours

Illumination contents: Trinity, Annunciation, St. John the Evangelist and Zechariah, St. Jude and Amos, St. Bartholomew and Malachi, St. Philip and Zephaniah, St. James and Joel, St. Matthew and Micah, St. Simon and Daniel, St. Matthias and Ezekiel, Supper at Emmaus, Miracle of Loaves and Fishes, Owner portrait of Anne de Bretagne confessing, Elevation of the host, St. Anne teaching the Virgin Mary to read, St. Nicholas delivering dowry to three poor maidens, St. Sebastian, St. Ursula and the massacre of eleven thousand virgins, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Catherine, St. Margaret, Pietà, St. Lifard, St. Peter, St. Anthony, St. Helena, Archangel Gabriel, St. Hubert, Crown of Thorns, Owner portrait of Dauphin Charles-Orland praying

Text contents: Pater noster, Ave Maria, Apostles’ Creed, Benedicite, Confiteor, Prayer to the Sacrament, Suffrages, Prayer to the Virgin in French, Suffrages

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: This prayer book was commissioned by Anne de Bretagne, wife of two successive kings of France, Charles VIII and Louis XII, to teach her son, the dauphin Charles-Orland (1492–1495), his catechism. Anne is pictured kneeling in confession on f. 10v, and the Dauphin Charles-Orland is pictured in prayer on f. 31r before a vision of God.

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Jean Poyer

Patron: Anne de Bretagne, to teach her son, the dauphin Charles-Orland (1492-1495), his catechism.

Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: Unknown

Binding description: Rose velvet in red morocco chemise, in red morocco case

Folio height (in centimeters): 12.6

Folio width (in centimeters): 8

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