W.104, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.104, Book of Hours (Use of Arras and Paris), Latin (1300-1325 CE, )

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W104/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.104#page/1/mode/2up

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1300-1325

Language(s): Latin, French

Use: Arras and Paris

Country of production: France

City or region of production: Northeastern France

Illumination contents: Crucifixion, Virgin and Theophilus, Annunciation in initial D, Visitation in initial D, Nativity in initial D, Presentation in the Temple in initial D, Massacre of the Innocents in initial C, Three Kings playing music, King David kneeling before Christ, Virgin and Child enthroned with angels, Three clerics singing before lectern, Office of the Dead, King David and Christ

Text contents: Hours of the Virgin, Penitential Psalms, Fifteen Gradual Psalms, Litany, Office of the Dead, Prayers and Eight Imprecations

Hours intercalated?:

Personalization: Possibly made on the occasion the marriage of Louis I of Châtillon (d. 1346) and Jeanne of Hainaut. The Châtillon de Blois arms are depicted on fols. 19r and 81v, and the arms of Hainaut also appear in the borders, including in conjunction with the Châtillon arms on fol. 19r. This book of hours is also exceptional for the abundance of drolleries that inhabit the margins on nearly every page.

Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Unknown

Patron: Likely Louis I of Châtillon

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: French seventeenth-century brown calf decorated on sides with oval wreathes on both boards and gilt fillets at the edges; edges regilt; spine with four compartments containing gilt floral and foliate motif; nineteenth- or early twentieth-century brown case decorated with gilt fleurs-de-lis on upper cover and gilt inscription: “livre / d’heures / de / Marie de Hainaut / et de / Louis de Chastillon / 1300-1310”

Folio height (in centimeters): 16.8

Folio width (in centimeters): 11.8

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