M.696, The Morgan Library & Museum

Holding institution title: Book of Hours or Prayer Book of Charles V

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: New York, NY

URL: https://www.themorgan.org/manuscript/112453


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1515 -1565

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Rome

Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Brussels

Illumination contents: St. Joseph, Imperial arms of Austria, God the Father, Christ with Arma Christi, Christ Child in heaven, Virgin of the Apocalypse, Virgin Mary praying before the Crucifixion, Virgin Mary and Christ Child, Virgin Mary holding Christ Child and crowned by angels, Owner portrait of Emperor Charles V praying before a prie-dieu with his guardian angel, St. John the Baptist and Christ, St. Andrew, St. Anthony, St. Barbara, St. Catherine, St. Anne with the Virgin Mary and Christ Child, St. Apollonia, St. John the Evangelist, St. Luke, St. Matthew, St. Mark, Entry into Jerusalem, Woman anointing Christ’s feet, Parable of Lazarus and Dives, Christ confounding soldiers, Crucifixion, Pentecost, Annunciation, King David praying, Raising of Lazarus, Owner portrait of Philip II of Spain praying before the Trinity with open book, Christ blessing owner portrait of Eleanor of Hapsburg, Holy Spirit as a Dove, St. Gregory praying before a vision of the Crucifixion, St. Peter, St. Paul, Owner portrait of Charles V

Text contents: Added inscriptions of ownership, Added prayer to St. Joseph, Calendar with distichs in Latin about zodiacal signs and health, Pater noster, Credo, Prayers during Mass, Salve regina, Stabat mater, Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Prayer to one’s angel, Suffrages, Gospel Sequences, Hours of the Passion, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Office of the Dead, Prayer to the Trinity, Prayer to God the Father, Prayer to God the Son, Prayer to the Holy Spirit, Prayers with Indulgences, Suffrages

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Made for Emperor Charles V (1500-1558). The imperial arms of Austria are on f. 3r. The manuscript was subsequently owned by Martin de Gaztelu (secretary of Charles V and secretary of Philip II of Spain) and his wife Leonor de Eça, based on an inscription added on f. 1r. A pen drawing of St. Joseph was added c. 1575 by a Spanish artist. Owner portraits of Charles V appear on ff. 56r and 279v. Portraits of Philip II of Spain and Eleanor Hapsburg appear on ff. 254v and 256v respectively.

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Master of Charles V

Patron: Emperor Charles V (1500-1558)

Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Spanish 18th-century red velvet over boards; marks of two clasps; edges cropped and gauffered at that time; in maroon leatherette slip-case and blue morocco book case lettered

Folio height (in centimeters): 17

Folio width (in centimeters): 10

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