M.815, 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/147111


Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1471-1485

Language(s): Latin

Use: Sarum

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Paris

Illumination contents: Feasting, Circumcision of Christ, Adoration of the Magi, St. Paul the Hermit, St. Maurus, St. Marcellus, St. Vincent, Apostle Paul, St. Agnes, Aquarius, Presentation in the Temple, St. Agatha, St. Apollonia, St. Valentine, Warming before the fire, St. Silvinus, St. Peter, St. Julian, St. Romanus, Pisces, St. David of Wales, Sts. Perpetua and Felicity, St. Gregory the Great, St. Euphrasia, Pruning vines, Edward the Martyr, Annunciation, Resurrection of Christ, St. Eustace, Aries, St. Mary of Egypt, St. Ambrose, Pope Leo I or Julius I, St. Carpus, Weaving flower wreaths, St. Alphege of Canterbury, St. Mark, Peter Martyr, Taurus, St. George, St. James minor, Empress Helena finding the True Cross, St. Victor, Pentecost, Falconing, St. Dunstan of Canterbury, St. Desiderius, St. Augustine of Canterbury, Pope Felix I, Gemini, St. Boniface of Mainz, St. Edmund of Canterbury, St. Barnabas, St. Blasius, Mowing, Edward the Martyr, Nativity of St. John the Baptist, Pope Leo II, St. Peter, Cancer, Translation of the Relics of Apostle Thomas, Translation of the Relics of St. Martin, Translation of the Relics of Thomas Becket, St. Within of Winchester, Reaping, St. Margaret, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Christopher, St. Anne teaching the Virgin Mary to read, Leo, Apostle Peter, St. Donatus, St. Lawrence, Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Threshing, St. Arnulphus of Metz, St. Bartholomew, Louis IX of France, Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Virgo, St. Giles, St. Humbert, Nativity of the Virgin Mary, Heraclius bring the Cross to Jerusalem, Treading grapes, St. Lambert, St. Matthew, Sts. Cosmas and Damian, Archangel Michael, Libra, St. Francis, St. Denis, Edward the Confessor, St. Wulfrannus of Sens, Gathering acorns, St. Luke, Mitered bishop, Apostle Simon, Martyrdom of Quintinus of Amiens, Scorpio, All Saints, Purgatory, St. Leonard, St. Martin, Slaughtering a pig, St. Edmund of Canterbury, St. Catherine, St. Maximus, Apostle Andrew, Sagittarius, St. Eligius of Noyon, St. Nicholas, Joachim and Anna meeting at the Golden Gate, St. Lucy, Baking bread, Nativity, Stephen Protomartyr, St. John the Evangelist, Massacre of the Innocents, Capricorn, St. John the Evangelist, St. John the Evangelist raising Drusiana, St. John journeying to Patmos, St. John the Evangelist boiled in a cauldron of oil, St. John the Evangelist drinking poison, St. Luke painting the Virgin, St. Luke, Soldiers outside a city, St. Luke standing before an altar, St. Luke preaching, St. Matthew, Martyrdom of St. Matthew, Christ calling St. Matthew, St. Matthew taming dragons, St. Mark, St. Mark in Prison, Martyrdom of St. Mark, Martyrdom of St. Mark, Miracle of St. Mark healing Anianus, Virgin Mary and Christ Child enthroned, Virgin of the Apocalypse, Mocking of Christ, Crucifixion with seven scrolls, All Saints, Annunciation, Joachim and Anna meeting at the Golden Gate, Nativity of the Virgin Mary, Presentation of the Virgin Mary in the Temple, Offerings of Joachim rejected, Vision of Christ blessing group of praying men and women, Trinity, Archangel Michael, Sts. Peter and Paul, Beheading of St. John the Baptist, St. Nicholas, St. Catherine, Veneration of relics before an altar, All Saints, Vision of Christ blessing group of praying men and women, Betrayal of Christ, Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, Mocking of Christ, Flagellation of Christ, Ecce homo, Christ crowned with thorns, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Shepherd with pedum kneeling, Shepherdess holding distaff, Holy Family, Shepherd kneeling, Christ before Pilate, Herod ordering the Massacre of the Innocents, Massacre of the Innocents, Flight into Egypt, Descent from the Cross, Virgin Mary and Christ Child enthroned, Martyrdom of St. Barbara, Baptism of St. Barbara, Torture of St. Barbara, St. Barbara clothed by an angel, St. Barbara imprisoned, King David as musician, David commanding Uriah, Uriah leading an army, Death of Uriah, King David repentant, Job and wheel of fortune with kneeling male owner portrait, Last Judgment, Job responding to Zophar, Last Judgment, Job on a dungheap with three friends, Apostle Paul and resurrection of the dead, Job and St. John the Evangelist viewing hell with male owner portrait, God the Father and Christ with kneeling male owner portrait, Added Crucifixion

Text contents: Calendar, Gospel Sequences, Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Ave regina celorum, O bone Jesu, Prayer to the Seven Last Words of Christ, Prayer to All Saints, Hours of the Virgin, Suffrages, Hours of the Cross, Gaude flore virginali, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Office of St. Barbara, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Prayers, Canticles, Office of the Dead, Added inscription: “AGLA”

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: The arms of England and some devices are painted in the margins of this manuscript, pointing to possible ownership by Henry VII of England. Some of the devices in the margins, such as ostrich feathers, a portcullis, a white boar, a red dragon, and a silver greyhound, are associated with the king. The motto of Sir Robert Wingfield (1464-1539), “Posse et null nobile,” appears on the manuscript’s end flyleaf. Male owner portraits appear on ff. 125r, 140r, and 153v.





Binding original?: No

Binding description: English 16th-century painted vellum; in center of both covers a hind passant, surrounded by oak foliage and acorns; the letters +A+G+L+A+ (Altha Gebir Leilam Adonai – Thou, o Lord, art mighty for ever) are painted on the back cover.

Folio height (in centimeters): 17

Folio width (in centimeters): 12

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