M.677, 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/77067


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1448-1498

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Rome

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Bourges

Illumination contents: Feasting, Aquarius, Digging, Pisces, Pruning Vines, Aries, Man in a grove, Taurus, Lovers on a horse, Gemini, Mowing, Cancer, Reaping, Leo, Sowing, Virgo, Treading grapes, Libra, Gathering acorns, Scorpio, Baking bread, Sagittarius, Slaughtering a pig, Capricorn, Annunciation, Entry into Jerusalem, Christ crowned with thorns, Crucifixion, Harrowing of Hell, St. John the Evangelist, St. Luke painting the Virgin, St. Matthew, St. Mark, Imago pietatis, Virgin Mary praying, Owner portrait of Anne of France, Annunciation, Shield bearing the crowned arms of France, God admonishing Adam and Eve, Temptation of Adam, Christ holding crossed orb, Charles VIII praying to a vision of God, King David and Nathan, Earth swallowing rebels against Moses, Transfiguration, Transportation of the ark, Uzziah smitten, King David in procession with the ark, King of France and others praying to a vision of God, Visitation, King David and Nathan, Samuel called by God, David and Shimei, Three children in the fiery furnace protected by Christ Child with Nebuchadnezzar, Christ in Majesty, Virgin Mary and Christ Child, St. John the Baptist reading, Nativity, Virgin Mary reading, Abraham and Isaac, Jacob wrestling with the angel, Kings and commoners kneeling before a vision of God, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Esau offering Isaac a plate of game, Rebecca feeding Jacob, Battle scene, Adoration of the Magi, King David offering his soul to God, Shepherd watering his sheep, Public feast with bonfire and dancing, Presentation in the Temple, Exodus, Nathan reproving David, Dancing in a city square, Flight into Egypt, God the Father and God the Son enthroned, David inviting the children to church, Religious procession with owner portrait of Princess Anne, King David forbidden by Nathan to build the temple, King David exhorting the children to praise God, Virgin Mary in a Mandorla, Death of the Virgin, Annunciation to the Virgin of her death, Burial of the Virgin, Assumption of the Virgin, Virgin and Christ enthroned, Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, Christ before Pilate, Mocking of Christ, Christ carrying the Cross, Crucifixion, Descent from the Cross, Anointment of Christ, Resurrection of Christ, Ascension of Christ, Pentecost, Virgin Mary and St. Peter, St. Peter and St. John baptizing, St. Peter reproves Ananias and Sapphira, Death of Ananias, King David observing Bathsheba, Esther and Ahasuerus, Uriah before King David, Uriah in Battle, Death of Uriah, King David denounced by Nathan, King David receiving a sword from an angel, Virgin and Christ enthroned surrounded by the blessed, Death holding an arrow, King David approaching Saul in the cave, Jacob beside the angel’s ladder, Hell, Owner portrait of Anne of France leading a group of young women to church, Funeral procession entering a church, Administering last rites, Office of the Dead, King David and warriors entering Saul’s camp and removing his armor, King David praying, King David praying, Parable of Lazarus and Dives, Souls of Lazarus and Dives taken to heaven and hell, David anointed by Samuel, Parable of the Good Samaritan, Male figure preaching, Good Samaritan bringing the victim home, King David on the brink of hell appealing to God, Elijah ascending into heaven witnessed by Elias, David and Nathan send forth farm laborers, Isaiah ministered to by an angel, Priest kneeling in a church, Beheading of St John the Baptist, Angels carrying souls out of hell

Text contents: Calendar, Ave Maria, Gospel Sequences, Stabat mater, Prayers to the Virgin, Hours of the Virgin, Prayers, Little Hours of the Virgin, Hours of the Passion, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Office of the Dead

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Written and illuminated for Anne of France (1461-1522), daughter of Louis XI, King of France. The arms of France appear in the manuscript, as does the name Anne. The manuscript’s creation predates Anne’s marriage in 1474 to Pierre de Beaujeu, whose arms are not present in the manuscript. Princess Anne appears on ff. 42v, 146r, and 252v.

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Jean Colombe and workshop

Patron: Anne de France

Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: French 17th-century red morocco gilt, in brown morocco case with 2 leather clasps.

Folio height (in centimeters): 14.7

Folio width (in centimeters): 10.9

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