Ms. 36 (89.ML.3), J. Paul Getty Museum

Holding institution title: Collection of Masses for High Feasts

Holding institution classification: “Likely once part of a larger devotional text, probably a Book of Hours”

Holding institution location: Los Angeles, CA



Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1385 – 1435

Language(s): Latin


Country of production: France

City or region of production: Bourges or Paris

Illumination contents: Christ in Majesty with Evangelist Symbols, Presentation in the Temple, Annunciation, Resurrection of Christ, Ascension of Christ, Pentecost, Trinity, Priest Celebrating Mass, St. John the Baptist, Assumption of the Virgin, Nativity of the Virgin Mary, St. Andrew, St. Anne and Joachim meeting at the Golden Gate, Office of the Dead, Two angels holding the Cross

Text contents: Mass for Easter, Mass for Pentecost, Mass of the Trinity, Mass of St. John the Baptist, Mass of the Assumption of the Virgin, Mass of St. Andrew, Mass for the Dead

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Pseudo-Jacquemart de Hesdin (French, active about 1380-1415), Workshop of Pseudo-Jacquemart de Hesdin (French, active about 1380-1415), and an artist in the Circle of the Boucicaut Master (French, active about 1390-1430)

Patron: “The manuscript’s small scale suggests that a layperson used this book to follow along with the masses, and it was likely once part of a larger devotional text, probably a book of hours.”

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

Binding original?: Unknown

Binding description: Bound between pasteboard and covered in red morocco

Folio height (in centimeters): 17.9

Folio width (in centimeters): 13.3

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