Ms. 23 (86.ML.606), J. Paul Getty Museum

Holding institution title: Crohin-La Fontaine Hours

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Los Angeles, CA



Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1455 – 1510

Language(s): Latin, French


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges

Illumination contents: Arms of Marguerite de Crohin, Crucifixion, Arms of Lois de la Fontaine, Virgin Mary and Christ Child enthroned, St. John the Evangelist in initial I, St. Luke in initial I, St. Matthew in initial I, St. Mark in initial I, Virgin Mary and Christ Child with stars in initial O. Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the Temple, Massacre of the Innocents, Flight into Egypt, David and Goliath, Three Living and Three Dead, Saint John the Baptist in initial I, St. Peter and the Conversion of St. Paul in initial P, St. John the Evangelist in initial J, St. James major in initial O, St. Christopher in initial O, St. Sebastian in initial E, St. Adrian in initial A, St. George in initial G, St. Anthony in initial O, St. Nicholas in initial B, St. Gregory in initial O, St. Francis in initial S, St. Mary Magdalene in initial G, St. Catherine in initial G, St. Barbara in initial G, St. Margaret in initial G

Text contents: Calendar, Inscription about Demoiselle Margherite Crohin, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Inscription about Messire Lois de la Fontaine, Mass of the Virgin, Gospel Lection from John, Gospel Lection from Luke, Gospel Lection from Matthew, Obsecro te, Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Office of the Dead, Suffrages

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: The arms of Marguerite Crohin appear on f. 13r, and the arms of Lois de la Fontaine appear on f. 29r.

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Master of the Dresden Prayer Book and workshop (Flemish, active about 1480-1515)

Patron: Unknown; passed through the hands of two noble owners in the 1500s – members of the Crohin and La Fontaine Families. Both added full-page miniatures with their coats of arms to the book.

Materials: Tempera colors, gold paint, and iron gall ink on parchment

Binding original?: Unknown

Binding description: Bound between pasteboard covered with brown calf

Folio height (in centimeters): 13.3

Folio width (in centimeters): 9.4

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