Ms. Ludwig IX 19 (83.ML.115), J. Paul Getty Museum

Holding institution title: Prayer Book of Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg

Holding institution classification: Prayer book

Holding institution location: Los Angeles, CA



Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1525-1530

Language(s): German


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges

Illumination contents: Heraldry of Cardinal Albrecht von Brandenburg, Creation of Eve, Creation of Birds and Fishes, Annunciation, Scene from the Life of Gideon, Nativity, Moses and the Burning Bush, Circumcision of Christ, Circumcision of Isaac, Christ Child with Instruments of the Passion, Adoration of the Name of Jesus, Adoration of the Magi, Queen of Sheba before King Solomon, Presentation in the Temple, Samuel brought before Eli, Flight into Egypt, Michal Helping David escape from Saul, Athaliah ordering the Massacre of the King’s Children, Christ among the Doctors, Samuel putting forward Saul as King, Baptism of Christ, Crossing of the Red Sea, Temptation of Christ, Christ in the Wilderness, Raising of Lazarus, Elijah Raising the Son of the Widow, Entry into Jerusalem, David’s Return with Goliath’s Head, Last Supper, Meeting of Abraham and Melchizedek, Christ Washing the Apostles’ Feet, Abraham Washing the Feet of Three Angels, Judas receiving Silver, Joseph Sold by his Brothers, Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, David Pleading with God to end the Pestilence, Betrayal of Christ, Joab Stabbing Abner, Arrest of Christ, Arrest of Achior, Flight of the Apostles, Christ before Annas, Micaiah Foretelling the Death of King Ahab, Denial of St. Peter, Christ before Caiaphas, Jeremiah before Johoiakim, Christ before Pilate, Captured Prophet before a King, Christ before Herod, Christ Led from Herod to Pilate, Flagellation of Christ, Job Mocked and Tormented, Christ Crowned with Thorns, Shimei Throwing Stones at David, Ecce Homo, Zechariah’s Vision of the High Priest and the Devil, Pilate Washing his Hands, People Demanding Daniel from Cyrus, Christ Carrying the Cross, Abraham and Isaac, Crucifixion, Sacrifice of Isaac, Christ as Man of Sorrows, Worship of the Inscribed Tablet from the Cross, Crucifixion, Moses and the Brazen Serpent, Seven Sorrows of the Virgin with the Virgin Pierced by Swords, Piercing of Christ’s Side, Creation of Eve, Joseph of Arimathea before Pilate, Pietà, Naomi Grieving her Family, Entombment of Christ, Jonah Cast into the Sea, Worship of the Five Wounds of Christ

Text contents: Prayer to God, A

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Simon Bening (Flemish, about 1483-1561)

Patron: Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg, Elector and Archbishop of Mainz

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

Binding original?: Unknown

Binding description: Bound between wood boards covered with red velvet

Folio height (in centimeters): 16.8

Folio width (in centimeters): 11.4

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