Ms. Ludwig IX 18 (83.ML.114), J. Paul Getty Museum

Holding institution title: Spinola Hours

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Los Angeles, CA



Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1510-1520

Language(s): Latin

Use: Rome

Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges or Ghent

Illumination contents: Feasting and Warming before the Fire, Aquarius, Pruning Vines, Pisces, Gardening, Aries, Milking and Making Butter, Taurus, Music Making, Gemini, Shearing Sheep, Cancer, Mowing, Leo, Reaping, Virgo, Plowing and Sowing, Scorpio, Slaughter an Ox and Harvesting Grapes, Libra, Threshing, Sagittarius, Slaughtering Pigs, Capricorn, Christ Carrying the Cross with the Sudarium, Christ in Majesty, Trinity Enthroned, Abraham and the Three Angels, Feast of Dives, Pentecost, Elijah Begging for Fire from Heaven, Male Martyrs and Saints Worshipping the Lamb of God, Female Martyrs and Saints Worshipping the Lamb of God, Procession for Corpus Christi, Israelites Collecting Manna from Heaven, Crucifixion, Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Virgin Mary and Christ Child Enthroned, Tree of Jesse, St. John the Evangelist, Scenes from the Life of St. John the Evangelist, St. Luke, St. Matthew, St. Mark, Annunciation, Scenes from the Life of Gideon and Moses and the Burning Bush, Visitation, Christ before Annas, Nativity, Christ before Caiaphas, Adoration of the Shepherds, Christ before Pilate, Adoration of the Magi, Flagellation of Christ, Presentation in the Temple, Ecce Homo, Massacre of the Innocents, Christ Carrying the Cross, Assumption of the Virgin, Crucifixion, Coronation of the Virgin, Last Judgment, King David Praying, Deathbed Scene, Office of the Dead, St. Jerome, Virgin Mary and Christ Child, Resurrection of Christ, Death of the Virgin, St. Michael, St. John the Baptist, Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Andrew, St. James, St. Stephen, St. Sebastian, St. Christopher, St. Julianus and his wife, All Saints, Stigmatization of St. Francis, St. Anthony, St. Dominic, St. Nicholas, Confessor Saints, Virgin Mary and Christ Child with St. Anne, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Catherine, St. Barbara, St. Clara, St. Elizabeth, Virgin Saints, All Saints, Mass of St. Gregory, St. John the Baptist Preaching and Christ with the Apostles, Pope Leo

Text contents: Calendar, Prayer to the Veil of Veronica, Prayer to the Holy Face, Hours of the Trinity for Sunday, Office of the Dead for Monday, Hours of the Holy Spirit for Tuesday, Hours of All Saints for Wednesday, Hours of the Sacrament for Thursday, Hours of the Cross for Friday, Hours of the Virgin for Sunday, Gospel Lection from John, Gospel Lection from Luke, Gospel Lection from Matthew, Gospel Lection from Mark, Hours of the Virgin, Hours of the Virgin for Advent, Penitential Psalms, Office of the Dead, Psalter of St. Jerome, Obsecro te, Antiphon on the Resurrection of Christ, Prayer on the Assumption of the Virgin, Suffrages

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Master of James IV of Scotland (Flemish, before 1465-about 1541), Master of the Dresden Prayer Book (Flemish, active about 1480-1515), Master of the L├╝beck Bible (Flemish, about 1485-about 1520), Master of the Prayer Books of around 1500 (Flemish, active about 1485 to late 1510s), and Workshop of Master of the First Prayer Book of Maximilian (Flemish, active about 1475-1515)


Materials: Tempera colors, gold, and ink on parchment

Binding original?: Unknown

Binding description: Bound between pasteboard covered with red morocco

Folio height (in centimeters): 23.2

Folio width (in centimeters): 16.7

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