Ms. 22 (86.ML.571), J. Paul Getty Museum

Holding institution title: Book of Hours

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Los Angeles, CA



Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1390 – 1445

Language(s): Latin, French


Country of production: France

City or region of production: Paris

Illumination contents: Warming before the fire, Aquarius, Warming before the fire, Pisces, Pruning vines, Aries, Falconing, Taurus, Riding a horse, Gemini, Mowing, Cancer, Reaping, Leo, Threshing, Virgo, Sowing, Libra, Harvesting and Treading Grapes, Scorpio, Gathering Acorns, Sagittarius, Slaughtering a Boar, Capricorn, 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, Female owner portrait kneeling with open book before the Virgin Mary and Christ Child enthroned, Christ in Majesty, Office of the Dead, Trinity, All Saints, St. Mary Magdalene

Text contents: Calendar, Prayer to Christ, Hours of the Virgin, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Penitential Psalms, Fifteen Joys of the Virgin, Prayer to the Five Wounds of Christ, Office of the Dead, Mass of the Trinity, Mass of the Holy Spirit, Mass of the Virgin, Mass for the Dead, Prayer to the Trinity, Suffrages

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: A female owner portrait is presented by an angel to the Virgin Mary and Christ Child enthroned on f. 137r. She kneels, and on an altar next to her is an open book.

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Boucicaut Master (French, active about 1390-1430) and workshop of the Rohan Master (French, active about 1410-1440)

Patron: A wealthy bourgeois woman about whom scholars know little besides that she was probably named Margaret

Materials: Tempera colors, gold paint, gold leaf, and ink on parchment

Binding original?: Unknown

Binding description: Bound between wood boards covered with white pigskin

Folio height (in centimeters): 20.4

Folio width (in centimeters): 14.9

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