M.743, 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/121468

URL2: N/A

Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1390-1440

Language(s): Latin

Use: Poitiers

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Poitiers

Illumination contents: Portraits of (possibly) Emperor Charles V and Isabel of Portugal with Christ and the Virgin Mary, Dead Christ lifted from the tomb by an angel, St. John the Evangelist with Archangel Michael, Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt, Coronation of the Virgin, Crucifixion, Pentecost, King David praying, Office of the Dead, Zacharias censing the altar, Nativity of John the Baptist, St. John the Baptist with a lamb, St. John the Baptist preaching, Baptism of Christ, St. John the Baptist with Christ and Sts. Peter and Paul, Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Added male and female owner portraits with Sts. Peter and John the Baptist

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Virgin, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Office of the Dead, Hours of St. John the Baptist

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Possible portraits of Emperor Charles V and Isabel of Portugal appear on f. 1v kneeling before Christ and the Virgin Mary. Added male and female owner portraits kneel before Sts. Peter and John the Baptist on f. 172v.

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Addributed by Millard Meiss to a follower of Jacquemart de Hesdin and the workshop of the Master of Lu├žon

Patron:

Materials: Vellum

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Previously in Spanish, late 18th-century mottled green Tangier morocco, gilt tooled, with 4 hinges and 1 clasp, with gauffered edges; rebound in 1951 by Marguerite Duprez Lahey in green morocco with large gold polka-dot pattern; in marbled green half-calf box.

Folio height (in centimeters): 18

Folio width (in centimeters): 12.5

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