W.180, The Walters Art Museum

Holding institution title: W.180, Grisaille Book of Hours, Latin (1460-1470 CE, Bruges)

Holding institution classification: Book of Hours

Holding institution location: Baltimore, MD

URL: https://thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W180/description.html

URL2: https://manuscripts.thewalters.org/viewer.php?id=W.180

Digitization status: Digitized

Date: 1460-1470

Language(s): Latin


Country of production: Belgium

City or region of production: Bruges

Illumination contents: Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Annunciation to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Magi, Presentation in the temple, Flight into Egypt, Coronation of the Virgin, Office of the Dead, King David kneeling in penitence, Crucifixion, Pentecost, Angel adoring the Virgin and Child

Text contents: Calendar, Hours of the Virgin, Advent Hours of the Virgin, Office of the Dead, Devotional Sequence (Suffrage to St. Jerome, O Intemerata, Obsecro te), Penitential Psalms, Litany, Petitions, Collects, Hours of the Cross, Hours of the Holy Spirit, Mass of the Virgin, Gospel Sequences

Hours intercalated?:


Scribe: Unknown

Illuminator: Willem Vrelant circle

Patron: Unknown; an early inscription reveals that the book was gifted by an Italian lady to her female cousin within a few generations of its creation.

Materials: Parchment

Binding original?: No

Binding description: Likely rebound in Belgium, seventeenth century; rebacked in modern times; wood boards (?) covered in black leather with blind-tooled ovals on both boards and spine; sewn on three cords; pink and green thread endbands; page edges gilt; remains of straps visible with fleurs-de-lis shaped attachments still in place; nineteenth-century fore-edge tabs

Folio height (in centimeters): 9.2

Folio width (in centimeters): 6.2

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