M.96, 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/77140


Digitization status: Not digitized

Date: 1455 – 1505

Language(s): Latin

Use: Tours

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Tours

Illumination contents: Martyrdom of St. John the Evangelist, St. John the Evangelist, St. Luke, St. Matthew, St. Mark, Holy Family, Sorrowing Virgin in initial O, Annunciation, Visitation, Crucifixion, Pentecost, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Flight into Egypt, Coronation of the Virgin, Samuel Anointing David, Job and Three Friends

Text contents: Calendar, Gospel Sequences, O Intemerata, Obsecro te, Hours of the Virgin, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Penitential Psalms, Litany, Office of the Dead, Prayer on entering a church, Prayer on leaving a church, Prayers in Latin verse

Hours intercalated?: 1

Personalization: The coat of arms originally painted on f. 21r has been rubbed and replaced by another (fasce gueules, a chief emanché of the second, possibly Goy of Holland), belonging to a subsequent owner. Later, in the sixteenth century, a third owner’s arms were added (azure, a-dove argent flying over a sea wavy or, and holding in its beak a spray of fern or olive). This shield is flanked by the large letters D and B tied by a green tassled cord, and the arms have a baton topped with the figure of an ecclesiastic behind the shield, indicating that the third owner was a prior or a canon. According to an inscription on f. 1 the manuscript belonged to King James II, then to Mrs. Hopwood or Heywood, who presented it to an English collector in 1702.


Illuminator: Atelier of Jean Colombe (fl. 1467-1529, Bourges) and a Juvenal des Ursins artist



Binding original?: No

Binding description: French 17th-century red morocco, in 20th-century beige morocco case by Marguerite Duprez Lahey.

Folio height (in centimeters): 15.6

Folio width (in centimeters): 9.6

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