Ms. Ludwig IX 7 (83.ML.103), J. Paul Getty Museum

Holding institution title: Llangattock Hours

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Los Angeles, CA



Digitization status: Partially digitized

Date: 1425 – 1484

Language(s): Latin

Use: Rome

Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges and Ghent

Illumination contents: Holy Face in initial S, Christ as Man of Sorrows in initial O, St. George in initial G, St. Erasmus in initial O, St. Christopher in initial O, St. Sebastian in initial O, Virgin Mary and Christ Child with St. Anne in initial V, St. Catherine in initial V, St. Barbara in initial O, St. Margaret in initial E, St. Apollonia in initial V, Trinity Enthroned, Crucifixion, Pentecost, Virgin and Child Enthroned with kneeling female owner portrait, Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity and Annunciation to the Shepherds, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Circumcision of Christ, Massacre of the Innocents, Flight into Egypt, Pietà in initial O, Virgin Mary and Christ Child Enthroned in initial O, Last Judgment, Office of the Dead

Text contents: Calendar, Prayer to the Holy Face, Prayer to Christ: “Bone ihesu o dulcissime ihesu”, Suffrage to St. George, Suffrage to St. Erasmus, Suffrage to St. Christopher, Antiphon to St. Sebastian, Suffrage to St. Catherine, Antiphon to St. Barbara, Antiphon to St. Margaret, Suffrage to St. Appollonia, Hours of the Trinity, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Mass of the Virgin, Hours of the Virgin, Obsecro te, O Intemerata, Penitential Psalms, Office of the Dead

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: A female owner portrait kneels on f. 43v before the Virgin Mary and Christ Child enthroned.

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: William Vrelant (Flemish, died 1481, active 1454-1481), Master of the Llangattock Hours (Flemish, active about 1450-1460), Master of the Llangattock Epiphany (Flemish, active about 1450-1460), Master of Wauquelin’s Alexander or workshop (Flemish, active about 1440-1460), and Workshop of the Master of Jean Chevrot (Flemish, active about 1440-1450)


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

Binding original?: Yes

Binding description: Bound between wood boards covered with original brown calf

Folio height (in centimeters): 26.4

Folio width (in centimeters): 18.4

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